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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 »

Boston U and Chevy

Chevy Helps Colleges Shrink Carbon Footprint

Chevrolet is purchasing carbon credits worth up to $5 million to help 11 colleges across the US pay for energy efficiency-based carbon reductions and retiring the carbon credits to benefit the climate instead of using them to offset the emissions of Chevrolet vehicles or operations. As part of its voluntary … Read more »

Chevrolet

Chevy to Buy Portland State Carbon Credits

Portland State University will sell Chevrolet carbon credits for two and a half years of energy efficiency projects totaling some 1,500 tons of avoided carbon emissions in a move to raise funds for further campus sustainability projects. The deal is part of a voluntary carbon reduction initiative by Chevrolet, launched … Read more »

Walmart, University to Measure Green Roof Performance

Walmart may not care about LEED certification. But it’s still keen on green building. Last week Portland State University in Oregon announced a two-year research collaboration with the retail giant to collect data on Walmart’s green roof installation in Portland, which at 40,000 square feet will be the largest in … Read more »

Princeton Review Green Ratings

Princeton Review Announces Green Honor Roll

Stanford University, Cornell University, Columbia University and the University of California, Los Angeles are among 22 colleges nationwide listed on Princeton Review’s 2014 Green Rating Honor Roll, which measures the environmentally friendliness of the schools. Princeton Review, known for its college test-prep and education services, tallied the scores for 832 … Read more »