Reports and Publications

From reaching carbon neutrality to optimizing waste treatment, GW has set goals to improve the University's footprint, and outlined plans for how to achieve those goals in a series of reports and publications. 

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Sustainability Progress Report

The report discusses the progress the university has made to incorporate sustainability into its operations, management decisions and community impact, and it also outlines the connection sustainability has to the academic mission of the university.

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Sustainability Scorecard

Summary version of the Urban Sustainability Progress report that tracks progress against goals in Ecosystems Enhancement Strategy

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GWater Plan

Sets goals and targets for GW to reduce water consuption and enhance water quality


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2019 STARS Report

The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report

The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report by Second Nature allows universities to track annual emissions against a baseline and their own emissions reduction targets.

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ESG Task Force Report

The Board of Trustees created the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Responsibility Task Force to establish a long-term, proactive approach to managing ESG responsibility.