21 Mar '12, 12pm

What makes a #green college or university? #smartgrowth #urbanplanning

What makes a #green college or university? #smartgrowth #urbanplanning

Today’s post is guest-authored by my friend and frequent collaborator, Lee Epstein. Lee is an attorney and land use planner working for sustainability in the mid-Atlantic region. In the middle part of the past decade, “sustainability” became somewhat of a “college craze” – that is, for ever-competitive college administrators. Lots of schools jumped on the “green” bandwagon, though some had already been leading the parade for some time. Others, sadly, have yet to see the light. Oberlin College committed early on to sophisticated sustainable buildings, and local and organic food. My own alma mater , Dickinson College, embraced sustainability as one of the defining measures of both campus systems (LEED Gold buildings, waste oil for biodiesel transportation and for its boilers, its own organic farm supplying its foodservices, free bikes) and its academic and curricular focus. ...

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