The University of Georgia Costa Rica 2014-2015 Sustainability Report UGA Costa Rica 2014 - 2015 Sustainability Report - Page 13

The 2010 report established eleven goals for improving the sustainability of UGACR’s operations (see p. 6). Each year the audit and report are prepared by a team of Sustainability Interns with the intention of spreading information to visitors and the general public and documenting progress toward the established goals. Prior reports can be accessed via the UGA Costa Rica website under the Costa Rica Campus section (ugacostarica.com). ‘10 ‘13 serves as a baseline from which future progress is now measured. This Sustainability Report spans the period from May 2013 – June 2015, and examines the 5 year goals set out in the 2010 Sustainability Report. In 2013, UGACR achieved 4 out of 5 leaves in pursuit of the Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST). Additional information regarding research initiatives, community outreach, and educational programs are also highlighted. We hope you will enjoy this report and receive a better understanding of the initiatives taken and the undying commitment the campus has taken towards both practicing and educating others about principles of sustainability. ‘15 Building a Sustainable Foundation The first internal sustainability audit was conducted in 2010 and now serves as a baseline from which future progress is measured. The 2010 report established eleven goals for improving the sustainability of UGACR’s operations. For more information, see page 6. In 2013, UGACR achieved 4 out of 5 leaves in pursuit of the Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST). For more information, see page 34. Throughout the years, the UGACR campus has been transformed from a small coffee and dairy farm to a sustainable campus supporting thousands of guests and students each year. 2014 – 2015 Sustainability Report 13