Wildcats leading Kansas to a more sustainable future
- The percentage of food expenditures that goes toward local, organic or otherwise environmentally preferable food
- Whether the school offers programs including free bus passes, universal access transit passes, bike sharing/renting, car sharing, carpool parking, vanpooling or guaranteed rides home to encourage alternatives to single-passenger automobile use for students
- Whether the school has a formal committee with participation from students that is devoted to advancing sustainability on campus
- Whether new buildings are required to be LEED (environmental certification of equipment/appliances) Silver certified or comparable
- The school's overall waste diversion rate
- Whether the school has an environmental studies major, minor or concentration
- Whether the school has an "environmental literacy" requirement
- Whether the school has produced a publicly available greenhouse gas emissions inventory and adopted a climate action plan consistent with 80 percent greenhouse gas reductions by 2050 targets
- What percentage of the school’s energy consumption, including heading/cooling and electrical, is derived from renewable sources (this definition included “green tags” but not nuclear or large-scale hydropower
- Whether the school employs a dedicated full-time (or full-time equivalent) sustainability officer.
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