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17 amazing green college campuses

By: Mary Jo DiLonardo on Feb. 24, 2015, 1:18 p.m.
University of California, Irvine

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University of California, Irvine

Discussing UC-Irvine's sustainability efforts in his commencement address, President Obama told students they were “ahead of the curve.” The campus recently established a water research center to work with scientists on water shortage, usage, quality and policy. The school is quadrupling the amount of green power it generates by adding more than 11,700 solar panels to generate 3.2 megawatts of power, or enough to power 1,800 homes.