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

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.20
Liaison Meghan Chapple
Submission Date May 14, 2014
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STARS v1.2

George Washington University
PAE-T2-10: Graduation Pledge

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Shannon Ross
Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution administer a graduation pledge through which students pledge to consider social and environmental responsibility in future job and other decisions?:
Yes

A brief description of the graduation pledge program:

GW offers a green graduation pledge to graduating seniors, which states "I pledge to explore and take into account the social and environmental consequences of any job I consider and will try to improve these aspects of any organizations for which I work."

Students who sign the pledge receive a ribbon that they can wear to graduation, and are added to the Green Alumni Network listserv to stay engaged in sustainability at GW in the future. Since 2010, over 400 students have signed the green graduation pledge.


The website URL where information about the graduation pledge program is available:

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