Green Mountain College has been ranked among the nation’s top “Cool Schools” by Sierra magazine, the national magazine of the Sierra Club. In a list made public last week, Sierra places GMC at number ten among 201 schools surveyed.
“These are the colleges working hardest to protect the planet in 2016,” the magazine says in its September/October issue. Green Mountain College is the only college that has ranked in the top 15 every year for the past seven years, and this is the fifth time the College has landed in the top ten.
The ranking comes just days after GMC was ranked the third green college in the country in The Princeton Review’s 2017 edition of The Best 381 Colleges. This is the fourth year in a row that GMC has ranked in the top Princeton Review green colleges.
“Those who want to learn deeply about the environment go to GMC,” Sierra noted in its description of Green Mountain College’s mission. “Sixty percent of the undergraduate faculty is engaged in sustainability research, administrators have gotten fossil-fuel funds out of the endowment, and the campus has been carbon-neutral since 2011. Next up on GMC’s eco-checklist: to rely only on renewable energy by 2020.” Read more here.