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It's gray outside, but UW is all #GREEN: Biggest Green U, & A on sustainability report card!

It's gray outside, but UW is all #GREEN: Biggest Green U, & A on sustainability report card!

Winner: University of Wisconsin-Madison , Madison, Wisc. Over the past four years, the University of Wisconsin-Madison has invested $48 million in energy-saving projects, resulting in a 16% decrease in greenhouse gases. Thanks to water-saving measures, per capita water use has dropped by 29% since 2005. There's an environmentally oriented dorm, GreenHouse in Cole Hall, and extensive green education. The university invests part of its endowment in renewable energy projects. People's Choice: University of California-Davis , Davis, Calif. Despite the State of California's budget woes, the University of California system remains committed to green goals. The Davis campus, in particular, has become a hotbed of research in clean tech. The school has two solar arrays and spends more than half of its food budget locally. All coffee served on campus is fair trade. A recently constr...

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