Sierra names top 10 eco-friendly colleges: November 2, 2007.

Author:Scheer, Roddy
Position:THIS WEEK - Brief article
 
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Sierra, the bi-monthly periodical of the nonprofit Sierra Club, last week announced its list of the 10 greenest colleges in the U.S. Topping the list is Ohio's Oberlin, which gets high marks for revamped food services that give priority to local producers, the first car-sharing program in the state, and an energy policy that derives half of its campus electricity from renewable sources. Second place went to Harvard University, which has more LEED-certified "green" buildings than any other college in the world and administers an innovative $12 million revolving loan fund that pays for energy efficiency and other environmental improvements around campus that in turn generate enough savings to pay back the loan. North Carolina's Warren Wilson College, along with the University of California system and Duke University, round out the top five. Vermont's Middlebury College, Kentucky's Berea College, Penn State, Tufts and Carnegie Mellon also made the list, with Arizona State, Bowdoin, Carleton, Emory, Northern Arizona, Northwestern, Stanford and Yale garnering honorable mentions.

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