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And the Top 10 ‘Cool Schools’ for 2013 are….

August 14th, 2013

Sierra magazine has released its Cool Schools rankings for 2013, revealing that the nation’s campuses are a hotbed of sustainable ideas that are helping cool the planet and set the pace for a new generation ready to confront climate change. We take a look at the Top 10….

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Is your college promoting sustainability? Sierra names the top greenest universities for 2012

August 14th, 2012

U of Conn students collect sneakers to donate to Nike's Reuse-a-Shoe program, which turns them into track and playground surfaces.

Sierra magazine’s top 10 “Coolest Schools” are working hard to solve global warming, and their students are literally taking on the world by developing more sustainable food, buildings, energy sources and transportation.

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Princeton Review: There is no ‘best’ green college

April 17th, 2012

Princeton Review’s new 2012 Guide to Green Colleges commends 322 colleges for green living practices and learning opportunities, but breaks the paradigm of ranking the schools or sorting them into “best of” categories.

The Review reports that it dropped the grading system because all of the 322 schools on this year’s list — winnowed from 768 that were sent surveys — “have demonstrated a strong commitment to sustainability initiatives.”

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Princeton Review names the top greenest colleges for 2011

April 20th, 2011

Just in time for Earth Day, The Princeton Review has released its latest guidebook to the greenest colleges in the U.S.

The Princeton Review’s Guide to 311 Green Colleges: 2011 Edition, created in collaboration with the U.S. Green Building Council

At Georgia Tech trayless cafeterias are just one of many green steps the university has taken.

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American university climate coalition foresees green future

March 24th, 2010

By Ashley Phillips
Green Right Now

While Congress debates comprehensive climate legislation, colleges and universities around the country have taken matters into their own hands. Schools have chosen to address sustainability with innovations, not only on each campus, but in each community and across state lines through research, green building, technological developments, travel reduction, energy efficiency and many other ways.


(Photo: Gary Neuenswander/Utah State)

The American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) released its new annual report Tuesday highlighting these efforts made by its institutions to address global warming.

“This report showcases the work schools are doing to slash their carbon emissions, shift to renewable energy sources, and teach their students how to address climate change when they graduate.

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Green College Innovators 2009: The University of Florida

September 18th, 2009

By Ashley Phillips
Green Right Now

The University of Florida in recent years has been known for its outstanding athletic programs, specifically football. The Gators have been atop college football rankings for the past four years. Now, their athletic programs are granting them top environmental rankings as well.

The Florida campus is home to the first and only Platinum LEED-certified athletic facility in the nation and recently added two energy-efficient LED video boards atop the north and south end zones at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

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Green College Innovators 2009: UC San Diego

September 14th, 2009

By Ashley Phillips
Green Right Now

The University of California at San Diego is, in no way, new to the green movement. Each year they find new ways to become more eco-friendly. They give all incoming freshmen water bottles that can be filled at free filtered “hydration stations” around campus. Reusable recycling bags are given to every room in their transfer housing. University restaurants and markets use fair trade and locally grown organic foods, as well as cage-free eggs. They’ve also eliminated take-away plastics and Styrofoam. That’s a pretty impressive green resume.

But perhaps the most interesting thing though this year is their development of “EcoNauts”. When school starts later this month, there will be a few new environmental employees.

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Sierra Mag Lauds Ten Universities That "Get It"

September 9th, 2008

By Barbara Kessler

College-bound high schoolers looking for an environmentally conscientious college should have no shortage of guidance this year. The Sierra Club has joined the Princeton Review in assessing the green creds of U.S. universities.

Actually, the venerable environmental group was first out with the idea, launching a “Cool Schools” rundown in 2007. Their second annual review, in the group’s Sept./Oct.Sierra magazine, settles on list of the top ten campuses — Ten That Get It — that includes colleges of all sizes from the East to the West.

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The Princeton Review Features “Green Ratings”

July 29th, 2008

By Nima Kapadia From degree options to the availability of financial aid and extracurricular activities, college applicants consider a variety of factors when choosing a school. A college’s sustainability practices are becoming another key factor, and The Princeton Review is trying to help students and parents by including a new category of “green ratings” in [...]

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