Oklahoma universities earn average grades for sustainability
Three Oklahoma's universities — Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Tulsa — earned average grades on an annual College Sustainability Report Card that was released Tuesday. The schools earned a C, B- and C, respectively.
Oklahoma's largest universities earned average scores on an annual college sustainability report card released Tuesday.
Oklahoma State University earned a B-, a score that shows continued improvement during the past few years.
AT A GLANCE
What Oklahoma schools are doing
The University of Oklahoma earned a C, a score that shows no improvement.
The University of Tulsa, Oklahoma's only other school featured in the report, earned a C.
The Sustainable Endowments Institute surveyed 300 schools with the highest endowments, as well as 22 other schools that asked to be included. Schools were evaluated based on nine factors that include climate change and energy, green building and investment priorities. Scores were determined by public information and surveys that school officials and student groups submitted.
Fifty-two schools that earned an overall A or A- on the report are considered college sustainability leaders.
Overall, schools have shown significant improvement during the past five years, according to the report. The economy likely caused some schools to explore more energy-