Whittier College Named "Exemplary School" for Sustainability by National Wildlife Foundation's 2008 Campus Ecology Report
Campus Environment 2008: A National Report Card on Sustainability in Higher Education Trends and New Developments in College and University Leadership, Academics and Operations is a comprehensive study conducted by the National Wildlife Federation and Princeton Survey Research Associates International that reviews trends and new developments in environmental performance and sustainability at 1,068 institutions. It recognizes colleges and universities for exemplary efforts and awards academic letter grades (A through D) for collective, national performance on environmental literacy, energy, water, transportation, landscaping, waste reduction and more. The report analyzes collective trends in the areas of management, operations, and academics.
Whittier College was among the 334 individual schools cited in the report for "having exemplary levels of sustainability activities and a strong commitment to do more."