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6 PA Colleges, Universities Included In 2019 International Sustainable Campus Index Top Performers
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Six Pennsylvania colleges and universities were among the institutions of higher learning recognized for their sustainability efforts in the International 2019 Sustainable Campus Index published by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.

Participating institutions were evaluated in 17 different impact areas, including-- Air & Climate, Buildings, Campus Engagement, Coordination & Planning, Curriculum, Diversity & Affordability, Energy, Food & Dining, Grounds, Investment & Finance, Public Engagement, Purchasing, Research, Transportation, Waste, Water and Wellbeing & Work.

In addition, Overall Top Performers were picked for Associate Colleges, Baccalaureate Institutions, Master’s Institutions, Doctoral Institutions and Overall Average Scores.

Each of the institutions submitted a STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System) report-- a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance developed by AASHE with broad participation from the higher education community.

As of March 1, 2019, STARS reports were submitted by 503 institutions in 12 countries.

Based on the STARS reports, these are the Pennsylvania colleges and universities that appeared in the top 10 spots in each of the impact areas and Overall Top Performers lists--

-- Chatham University, Pittsburgh: #2 Overall Top Performer Master’s Institutions, Click Here for details.

-- Chatham University, Pittsburgh: #1 (tied) in Grounds, Click Here for details.

-- Chatham University, Pittsburgh: #3 in Building Performance, Click Here for details.

-- Chatham University, Pittsburgh: #4 in Investment & Finance, Click Here for details.

-- Chatham University, Pittsburgh: #4 (tied) in Water, Click Here for details.

-- Carnegie Mellon University,  Pittsburgh: #6 (tied) Research, Click Here for details.

-- Carnegie Mellon University,  Pittsburgh: #9 in Transportation, Click Here for details.

-- Dickinson College, Carlisle: #2 Overall Top Performer Baccalaureate Institutions, Click Here for details.

-- Dickinson College, Carlisle: #3 (tied) in Campus Engagement, Click Here for details.

-- Dickinson College, Carlisle: #6 (tied) in Research, Click Here for details.

-- Dickinson College, Carlisle: #10 in Curriculum, Click Here for details.

-- Gettysburg College, Gettysburg: #6 in Wellbeing & Work, Click Here for details.

-- Muhlenberg College, Allentown: #4 (tied) in Water, Click Here for details.

-- University Of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia: #3 in Transportation, Click Here for details.

-- University Of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia: #7 (tied) in Diversity & Affordability, Click Here for details.

A copy of the International 2019 Sustainable Campus Index is available online.

(Photo: Chatham University Eden Hall Campus in Allegheny County, a showcase for sustainability.)

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