Sierra Club rates green schools

August 17, 2010

USA-FORESTRY/BIOFUELThe Sierra Club has a new ranking of U.S. colleges and universities, and the greenest of them all is Vermont’s little Green Mountain College, which uses lots of cow-supplied biogas. The environmental group, which does an annual review, put more focus on energy sources this year, although it also gives points for water use, carpooling and more.

Big, deep-pocketed names like Stanford and Harvard are in the top 10, but many of the top-ranked are smaller colleges, like Dickinson in Pennsylvania. Evergreen State College, in Olympia, Washington, ranked third — maybe the name helped?

The full list is here.

(Reuters picture of biomass waiting to be burned to generate electricity/Brian Snyder)

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Since many college campuses have much larger populations than your average American town and are instrumental in shaping the habits & opinions of our youth, they have an obligation on so many levels to be as green as possible.

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