22 Apr '11, 7pm

Sizing Up the Greenest Colleges

For environmentally conscious students, choosing a school with green principles is getting a little easier. This week the Princeton Review, the test prep firm and creator of popular college guides, and the U.S. Green Building Council, a nonprofit organization in Washington, released their second annual listing of the 311 greenest colleges in the country. The online-only guide , available as a free download, includes brief summaries of sustainability initiatives at each school, as well a dozen or so data points on things like renewable power use, energy efficiency and waste disposal. The statistics and summaries have plenty of interesting tidbits. Who knew that 94 percent of the electricity used by Bates College, in Lewiston, Me., came from renewable sources? Or that 35 percent of the food served at Harvard is produced locally? Schools included in the guide scored high on P...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/22/greenest-colleg...

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For environmentally conscious students, choosing a school with green principles is getting a little easier. This week the ...