Two Washington St. Universities Top Green List
Grist.com has come out with a Top 20 list featuring the most environmentally friendly colleges in the nation. High on the list at #2 is the University of Washington in Seattle:
The UW holds new campus buildings to a LEED Silver standard, strives for a local, organic focus in its food services, and is currently the pilot site to test the first compostable paper soft drink cups.
At #6 is the good ol’ Evergreen State College in Olympia:
The college purchased a fleet of electric vehicles and runs a sustainably managed farm where it teaches courses in organic agriculture. With the help of students’ self-imposed clean-energy fee, Evergreen is on its way to meeting its goals of being waste-free and carbon neutral by 2020.
Absent from the list is my alma-mater the University of Puget Sound which actively promotes its sustainability. Better luck next year UPS.