Just a few short weeks ago, The Princeton Review named its choices for the 2010 Green Rating Honor Roll. Fifteen of the nearly 700 colleges that The Princeton Review ranked scored 99 points, the maximum available points available. Those 15 colleges were named to the 2010 Green Rating Honor Roll.
Now, Sierra magazine has published its Cool Schools list, a different type of green college recognition. “For Sierra's third annual ranking of planet-preserving colleges and universities, we e-mailed a lengthy questionnaire to sustainability experts at hundreds of schools. The survey covered eight categories: efficiency, energy, food, academics, purchasing, transportation, waste management and administration.” Source: Sierra Club
The schools were then rated based on a maximum score of 100. After tabulating all of the results, the University of Colorado at Boulder came out on top with 100 points. The school earned the maximum available points in the transportation and waste management categories.
The top 20 Sierra magazine Cool Schools list includes the following schools, ranked in order of their scores:
- University of Colorado at Boulder
- University of Washington at Seattle
- Middlebury College
- University of Vermont
- College of the Atlantic
- Evergreen State College
- University of California at Santa Cruz
- University of California at Berkeley
- University of California at Los Angeles
- Oberlin College
- Harvard University
- University of New Hampshire
- Arizona State University at Tempe
- Yale University
- University of Florida at Gainesville
- Bates College
- Willamette University
- Warren Wilson College
- Dickinson College
- New York University
In my post about The Princeton Review’s list, readers chimed in with the schools that they feel should have been included in the green college honor roll. Several readers commented that Warren Wilson College should have made the list as the school raises its own organic food and livestock. I hope that they see this list as Warren Wilson College, located in Asheville, NC, made the Sierra Magazine list with a score of 92/100.
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