Top Ten Greenest Colleges in the U.S., 2008

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

The Sierra Club selected the top ten most environmentally friendly colleges and universities in the country. Results are based on clean-energy purchases, green-building policies, bike facilities, food served in dorms, and recognition by environmental organizations, among other factors. Honorable mentions this year include Carleton College, California State University at Chico, Unity College and Yale University.

Rank College Name Location Number of Students
1. Middlebury College Middlebury, Vt. 2,350
2. University of Colorado at Boulder Boulder, Colo. 29,000
3. University of Vermont at Burlington Burlington, Vt. 10,750
4. Warren Wilson College Swannanoa, N.C. 850
5. Evergreen State College Olympia, Wash. 4,400
6. Arizona State University at Tempe Tempe, Ariz. 51,500
7. University of Florida at Gainesville Gainesville, Fla. 50,000
8. Oberlin College Oberlin, Ohio. 2,800
9. University of Washington at Seattle Seattle, Wash. 39,250
10. Tufts University Medford, Mass. 8,500
Source: The Sierra Club, November/December 2008. Web: Sierra Club .

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