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The Top 5 ‘Greenest’ Schools

August 26, 2011 by Claire Knight
Posted in: Going Green, In this week's e-newsletter, Latest News & Views

More than 60% of prospective college students consider a university’s commitment to environmental issues before applying. How green is your campus?

The University of Washington (UW) in Seattle has been awarded the top spot on Sierra magazine’s “Coolest Schools” list.

The annual list recognizes the efforts universities make to go green. Rounding out the top five on the list:

  • Green Mountain School (VT)
  • University of California, San Diego
  • Warren Wilson College (NC), and
  • Stanford University (CA).

The full list is available here.

How did UW earn the No. 1 spot? In addition to getting 90% of its power from hydropower, UW also focuses on environmental responsibility with programs such as:

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