Top Ten Greenest Colleges in the U.S., 2008

Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff

The Sierra Club selected the top ten most environmentally friendly colleges and universities in the country. Results are based on clean-energy purchases, green-building policies, bike facilities, food served in dorms, and recognition by environmental organizations, among other factors. Honorable mentions this year include Carleton College, California State University at Chico, Unity College and Yale University.

RankCollege NameLocationNumber of Students
1.Middlebury CollegeMiddlebury, Vt.2,350
2.University of Colorado at BoulderBoulder, Colo.29,000
3.University of Vermont at BurlingtonBurlington, Vt.10,750
4.Warren Wilson CollegeSwannanoa, N.C.850
5.Evergreen State CollegeOlympia, Wash.4,400
6.Arizona State University at TempeTempe, Ariz.51,500
7.University of Florida at GainesvilleGainesville, Fla.50,000
8.Oberlin CollegeOberlin, Ohio.2,800
9.University of Washington at SeattleSeattle, Wash.39,250
10.Tufts UniversityMedford, Mass.8,500
Source: The Sierra Club, November/December 2008. Web: Sierra Club .

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