UConn Named 16th Most “Green” Campus

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Conn. (AP) — A national environmental group has ranked the University of Connecticut as the nation’s 16th most “green” campus, making it the highest-ranked among Big East schools.

The Sierra Club’s newly released “Coolest Schools” listing also includes Wesleyan University in Middletown at No. 59 and Fairfield University at No. 92.

The organization ranks the colleges and universities based on criteria including energy efficiency, food sources, transportation methods, purchasing policies, academics and other factors.

UConn ranked No. 49 last year.

Officials attribute this year’s rise to several new environmental initiatives on campus, including opening a new agricultural waste composting facility and establishing a farm where students live and work to grow organic produce that’s used in UConn dining halls.

This year’s top school was the University of Washington.


Complete rankings online: http://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/201109/coolschools/all-schools.aspx


Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.


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