UAF makes progress on sustainability score

From The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Saturday, November 13, 2010:

 The University of Alaska Fairbanks is making some progress in its efforts to go green.

UAF got a C-plus on the 2011 College Sustainability Report Card this month, a grade that attempts to measure an institution’s commitment to sustainable practices. That was an improvement from the C-minus scores the campus received in 2010 and 2009.

The annual survey of more than 300 college campuses is made by the Massachusetts Sustainable Endowments Institute, and are based on a survey about recycling practices, food service and energy efficient building.

UAF established a Sustainability Task Force this year, and also got solid grades for the administration, recycling and transportation.

UAF still lags behind its neighbor to the south, however. The University of Alaska Anchorage saw its score this year climb from a B-minus to a B.