Every E-Indicator newsletter highlights an investor company’s efforts in sustainability. This edition features the steps taken by Chapman University to reduce their environmental footprint. Beginning in January 2009 Chapman University required that purchases of departmental office equipment items carry the ENERGY STAR designation. Recycled paper products have become standard; purchasing will fill all standard requests for copy, printer, and colored paper with the purchase of products containing less than or equal to 30% post-consumer recycled content.
In 2003 Chapman University turned to paperless student tuition billing, eliminating more than 300,000 sheets of paper annually. In 2006, electronic correspondence was initiated to enrolled students. In addition to the financial aid office going paperless, Chapman now communicates all announcements and events through email.
These are just a few of the environmentally sustainable efforts that Chapman University has implemented. These programs have begun to promote sustainability among the school’s offices, departments, and student population. As students are exposed to these sustainable efforts, they too take part by recycling and reducing waste throughout the campus.
For more information contact Katherine Reedy, Director of Communications.