Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.29
Liaison Justin Mog
Submission Date Feb. 6, 2013
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University of Louisville
ER-T2-5: Sustainable Enterprise

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Justin Mog
Assistant to the Provost for Sustainability Initiatives
Office of the Provost
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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 CardShirt Company is run by students in UofL's College of Business. The company is dedicated to increasing interest in University of Louisville athletics and academics through the creation and sale of an annually themed t-shirt. During the 2011-12 year, CardShirt went 'green' by souring t-shirts from Edun Live, a company devoted to developing trade with Africa and sourcing materials from the Conservation Cotton Initiative Uganda (CCIU), to affect change at the start of the supply chain and Edun Live primarily uses CCIU cotton.
The CardShirt Company provides invaluable experience to students at the University of Louisville by allowing them the opportunity to run a real business while generating profits for student scholarships. The CardShirt Scholarship is a $2,000 scholarship awarded every April. The scholarship is awarded to a student with a junior or senior standing (for 2010-2011 year) in the College of Business with a 3.0 minimum GPA. Applicants must write an essay demonstrating commitment to building community and tradition for the CoB and UofL including volunteer work, membership to clubs at UofL/CoB, and attendance of sporting events around campus.

The website URL where information about the sustainable enterprise is available:

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