There are many campuses that claim to be, and no doubt are, environmentally friendly. Which universities and colleges stand out, though? Green Mountain College ranked second in the nation in this “Best Colleges” feature. The rankings were based on data from The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).
From the article: “Located in the lakes region of southern Vermont, this liberal-arts college prides itself on the role environmental sustainability plays across the curriculum. The campus is flanked by the Adirondack Mountains to the west and the Green Mountains to the east and is situated on 155-acres. Students will find a farm, hiking trails, and even a swimming hole located on the Poultney River on site at this intimate college . . . The average student-teacher ratio at Green Mountain 14:1.”