Willamette Recognized as Leader in Sustainability Initiatives
A 2008 report card from the Sustainable Endowments Institute gave Willamette high marks in several categories.
The College Sustainability Report Card evaluates sustainability efforts at the 200 American and Canadian institutions with the largest endowments. Willamette was cited as a leader in administration (sustainability actions at the administrative or trustee level) and food and recycling (sustainable policies and practices of dining services).
The report highlighted Willamette's transportation efforts as an example of an innovative initiative, citing the use of electric and hybrid work vehicles, the campus bike shop, the Flexcar car-sharing program and a rideshare website to connect carpoolers. The University also scored well for initiatives in green building, and climate change and energy.