BestColleges.com Releases 2017 Greenest College Rankings

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Published on April 24, 2017

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New Ranking Highlights College Campuses; Green Initiatives Extend Across The Country With No Geographic Limitations

April 25, 2017 (Seattle WA) - BestColleges.com, a leading provider of higher education information and resources, today announced the top 15 colleges and universities that have achieved the greatest level of success with green initiatives on-campus and within their surrounding communities. BestColleges.com utilizes the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), a voluntary system that allows different colleges and universities to report trends and track their sustainability efforts, to create its list.

The 2017 Greenest College rankings from BestColleges.com names the 15 U.S. colleges and universities that have earned the highest STARS ratings, thereby distinguishing themselves as the nation's greenest schools. AASHE does not rank institutions but recognizes that STARS data may contribute to rankings done by other organizations. These rankings, as well as the methodology for evaluating and scoring, are not endorsed by AASHE.

“The recent marking of Earth Day – the 37th celebration of the environment – is truly about education and the environment. That's why, in an increasingly resource constrained world, our goal with the Greenest College list is to spotlight the schools, who have taken the initiative to act with campus-wide programs that seek greater energy efficiency, consciousness around consumption, creative mobility solutions, the availability of funding for student and faculty-led ideas and programs,” said Stephanie Snider, General Manager, BestColleges.com. “We are in awe of the interest, focus, and excitement we see from college students in every part of the country about environmental education, sustainability, and making a lasting, positive impact on their world.”

2017 Greenest Colleges:

  1. Colorado State University
  2. Stanford University
  3. Sterling College
  4. University of Connecticut
  5. University of Washington
  6. Appalachian State University
  7. Green Mountain College
  8. Chatham University
  9. Colby College
  10. American University
  11. Dickinson College
  12. University of California, Santa Barbara
  13. Oregon State University
  14. State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  15. Middlebury College

View the complete ranking at:https://www.bestcolleges.com/features/greenest-universities/

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