The College Sustainability Report Card for 2008 has Oregon State University listed as one of the Top 25 leaders in campus sustainability. This annual report is published by the Sustainable Endowments Institute. From their Executive Summary:
The College Sustainability Report Card is the only comparative evaluation of campus and endowment sustainability activities at colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. In
contrast to the academic focus on sustainability in research and teaching, the Report Card examines colleges and universities, as institutions, through the lens of sustainability. Sustainability signifies meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Are these considerations guiding how resources are managed in campus operations and endowment practices?
The Report Card is designed to identify colleges and universities that are leading
by example on sustainability. The aim is to provide accessible information for schools to learn from each otherâ€™s experiences and establish more effective sustainability policies.