The Sierra Club has just posted a list of the “cool” colleges. So what is a “cool” college? The Sierra Club sent 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. Schools could earn up to ten points in each category, and up to five bonus points if they had additional green initiatives.”
The result is a list of 135 environmentally friendly colleges The colleges are each given a grade ranging from A+ to F. This is a welcome list of colleges to contrast with the US News best college list. The top green college? The University of Colorado, Boulder.
For those of you who are concerned about environmental issues, and you all should be, head on over to the “Cool” college list to see how your college choices did.