If you can believe it, there was a time when colleges and universities didn’t have people looking after eco issues. Energy and water meters went unwatched, pesticides floated freely across quads, organics were laughed out of the cafeteria, and recycle bins were used strictly as gravity bongs. But no more, my mortarboarded friends. Today, schools are grade grubbing on green report cards and The Princeton Review is rating colleges on their green stats. Here is a roundup of the sustainability spearheads from five major universities (Stanford, University of Maryland, Arizona State, Sacramento State, and Ohio State) each giving their elevator speech in what has become a very competitive race.
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