Wednesday, April 21, 2010

CC earns highest rank in green guide

Posted By on Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 12:38 PM

Smart schools go green.
  • Smart schools go green.
The Princeton Review, in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council, recently released a free, online Guide to 286 Green Colleges.

Among featured schools, Colorado College and 14 others received the highest possible guide rating of 99.

Some stats that contribute to that rating:

• 45 percent of food budget spent on local/organic food
• 5 percent of school energy obtained from renewable sources
• 100 percent of school cleaning products are green certified
• CC built the nation's first LEED-certified science center in 2005
• CC features a one-acre community garden that provides local, organic produce
• CC has implemented single-steam recycling and also composting of food waste
• CC annually host the State of the Rockies Conference, which evaluates environmental issues

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