Just a few weeks after being named one of the “greenest” universities by the Princeton Review, Arizona State University has racked up another green recognition.
Sierra Magazine, a publication of the Sierra Club, the oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization in the U.S., has released their list of the nation’s top 20 “coolest” schools and ASU has been named as lucky number 13.
The schools were recognized for their sustainable efforts based on questionnaires addressing a variety of categories including: academics, administration, efficiency, energy, food, purchasing, transportation, and waste management. Schools could earn up to ten points in each category with an additional five bonus points if they had extra green initiatives.
Again, ASU was in some pretty elite company with Yale, Harvard, New York University and others. The University of Colorado at Boulder may have taken the top spot but for ASU this is another notch on its green belt of accomplishments. Being sustainable is no small feat and this type of national recognition gives Arizonans not only a reason to be proud, but also motivation to keep the mission going.
For the full list of school’s check out the Sierra Club’s website.