Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.73
Liaison Megan Litke
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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American University
Tier2-5: Sustainable Enterprise

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Emily Curley
Sustainability Coordinator
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Does the institution have a student-run enterprise, such as a cafe, through which students gain sustainable business skills?:

A brief description of the enterprise:

The School of International Service houses the Davenport Lounge, a coffee shop run by students. The Davenport serves all organic and fair trade coffees and teas; composts coffee grounds, cups, napkins, and utensils; gives a discount for using a reusable mug; provides free reclaimed/returnable mugs; uses solar heated water; and features LED lighting. The building where the Lounge is located was designed to be LEED Gold certified - certification was pending when this report was submitted.

The website URL where information about the sustainable enterprise is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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