Costa Rica campus recognized for sustainability

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UGA’s Costa Rica campus was recognized by the Costa Rican Tourism Board for excellence in natural, cultural and social resource management. Through its Certification for Sustainable Tourism program, the campus in San Luis was awarded a “Four Leaves” designation for institutions operating in Costa Rica. The designation means the UGA campus scored better than 80 percent in all four categories related to sustainability: impact on the biological/physical surroundings; building and materials management; external client relations and outreach; and socioeconomic impact on the local community. In the socioeconomic component, UGA Costa Rica received a perfect score of 100 percent, indicating a high level of respect and responsibility for local employees. The highest level awarded by the board is “Five Leaves,” which means an institution received a score above 90 in all categories. Learn more about UGA at Costa Rica at http://www.externalaffairs.uga.edu/costa_rica.