How Green Is Your College?

smso09_cs_top10Both the Sierra Club and the Princeton Review (the test-preparation service and consumer-guide publisher) have each released their latest lists of America's greenest colleges.

The Sierra Club's gridlike list of "the Most Eco-Enlightened U.S. Colleges" (left) awarded its highest marks to the University of Colorado at Boulder based on the institution's efficiency, energy, food, academics, purchasing, transportation, waste management, and administration.

The Review provided its second annual "2010 Green Rating Honor Roll" of colleges in alphabetical order based on the criteria of "everything from energy use, recycling, food, buildings, and transportation to academic offerings (availability of environmental studies degrees and courses) and action plans and goals concerning greenhouse gas emission reductions." The full list, which includes Yale, SUNY Binghamton, and the Evergreen State College, can be found after the jump.

Arizona State University at the Tempe campus
Bates College (Lewiston ME)
Binghamton University (State University of New York at Binghamton)
College of the Atlantic (Bar Harbor ME)
Colorado College (Colorado Springs CO)
Dickinson College (Carlisle PA)
Evergreen State College (Olympia WA)
Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta)
Harvard College (Cambridge MA)
Middlebury College (Middlebury VT)
Northeastern University (Boston MA)
University of California - Berkeley
University of New Hampshire (Durham)
University of Washington (Seattle)
Yale University (New Haven CT)