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UC Irvina Tops Sierra’s Annual College Ranking

The University of California, Irvine, for the second year in a row tops Sierra magazine’s ninth annual “Cool Schools” ranking of America’s “greenest” colleges and universities. UCI took the top spot for diverting more than 80 percent of campus waste from landfills and using clean energy. The UC system has … Read more »

New England Businesses Join Food Recovery Challenge

Ten New England educational, healthcare and other business institutions have become members of the EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge (FRC), a national initiative aimed at encouraging businesses, organizations and institutions to prevent food waste. The 10 new participants are: Boston Medical Center, (Boston, Mass.); Colby College, (Waterville, Maine); Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, … Read more »

Ohio State Wins Environmental March Madness National Championship

The Ohio State University is this year’s Environmental March Madness national champion. The school beat out Colorado State University, George Mason University and University of Washington in last week’s “Finest Four” round of the tournament to win the 2013 title. In announcing the winning university, Lawrence Goldenhersh, CEO and president … Read more »

Colby College Achieves Carbon Neutrality

Colby College has achieved carbon neutrality, two years before its target date. The small Waterville, Maine school says it achieved neutrality by switching to 100-percent renewable electricity starting in 2003 and using sustainably harvested wood biomass instead of oil as its primary fuel for heat and hot water beginning in … Read more »

Colorado State, George Mason, Ohio State and University of Washington Advance to ‘Finest Four’

Colorado State University, George Mason University, Ohio State University and University of Washington have advanced to the “Finest Four” round of the second annual Environmental March Madness tournament. In a format similar to the NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament, these schools have survived two elimination rounds, the “Sustainable 16” and … Read more »

UC Davis Ranked No. 1 in Green Colleges List

UC Davis Ranked No. 1 in Green Colleges List

The University of California, Davis tops Sierra Club’s annual “green” colleges list, jumping from No. 8 to the No. 1 spot by diverting about 70 percent of its trash, opening the country’s largest planned zero-net-energy residential community and encouraging bike use on campus. While none of this year’s colleges earned … Read more »