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UNB credits students for improving green grade - The Daily Gleaner

Author: Communications

Posted on Oct 27, 2010

Category: In the Media

The University of New Brunswick has improved its grade on an international green report card for post-secondary education institutions prepared by a U.S.-based non-profit organization.

The Sustainable Endowments Institute in Cambridge, Mass., is releasing its 2011 College Sustainability Report Card today, and UNB, with its grade of B , is marking the second year in a row that it's improved its performance.

The College Sustainability Report Card is an annual survey that began four years ago and is an independent evaluation of environmental sustainability in campus operations and practices.

Sophie Lubin, a spokeswoman with the Sustainable Endowments Institute, said Tuesday 322 universities and colleges in the United States and Canada participated in the 2011 survey.

She said a B is a good result, especially when one considers that UNB scored a C in 2009 and a B on the 2010 report card.

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