College’s Sustainability Grade Jumps to B

LAFAYETTE RECEIVED A GRADE OF B from the Sustainable Endowments Institute, Cambridge, Mass., in its annual Green Report Card, an assessment of sustainability in campus operations and endowment practices launched in 2007. The College has made dramatic progress in just three years, rising from a grade of D-minus in the 2008 report card, released in fall 2007.

Only a small number of the 322 institutions reporting in 2011 made the same or a slightly better improvement over the same period. Three other schools improved their grades as much as Lafayette, while only three institutions improved more than Lafayette.

“I am pleased to see that our efforts have helped us to make meaningful progress toward our goal to be more effective stewards of our resources and the environment,” says President Daniel H. Weiss. “The improvement in our score over the past three years places Lafayette among the most improved colleges in the nation, and this is the result of a concerted team effort. We recognize that there is much more work to be done, but we are prepared and up to the