17 Top Treehugger Colleges

TreehuggerBy: Susanna Cerasuolo, M.Ed.
These colleges are making terrific strides toward cultivating eco-friendly campuses. From buildings to food to water bottles (or lack thereof), institutions of higher learning are doing their part to lead the way in sustainability and conservation efforts. Here are some notable campuses:
Oberlin College, OH
Warren Wilson College, NC
University of New Hampshire, NH
Harvard University, MA
University of Colorado Boulder, CO
The Evergreen State College, WA
Middlebury College, VT
Tufts University, MA
Carleton College, MN
Muhlenberg College, PA
University of Vermont, VT
The University of California system, CA
Carnegie Mellon University, PA
Willamette University, OR
College of the Atlantic, ME
Dickinson College, PA
University of Washington, WA
*Western Washington University, WA
These schools were featured in Sierra Magazine’s article “Eco-enlightened colleges” and the Princeton Review’s “Green Honor Roll.”
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