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  Sierra Magazine
  November/December 2007
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Go Big Green
10 That Get It
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Go Big Green
With the environment the hottest thing since coed dorms, Sierra names its top ten colleges
By Jennifer Hattam
November/December 2007

Looking for bright ideas? Start here.

  • The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor provides recycling facilities at its football stadium, one of the few Big Ten schools to do so.

  • Some campus police officers at the University of Miami patrol on battery-powered Segways.

  • Princeton's dining halls serve mainly seafood that meets the Monterey Bay Aquarium's criteria for sustainable fisheries.

  • A filling station at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, dispenses biodiesel fuel.

  • Murray State University in Kentucky expects to save at least $20,000 annually by replacing individually packaged condiments, milk, and yogurt with bulk dispensers.

  • Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon, has reduced its annual use of pesticides from 650 to 9 pounds.

  • Students at St. Mary's College of Maryland can hop on a reconditioned bike and ride around campus for free.

  • An energy and water upgrade at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver has reduced CO2 emissions by 15,000 tons a year.

  • All campus cafes at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho, serve fair-trade-certified coffee.

  • Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge has agreed to close the nine major roads into the campus to most automobile traffic.

  • Recycled wood chips fire a pizza oven at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

  • Students at the College of New Jersey in Ewing get dinged a nickel a sheet for exceeding their per-semester allocation of 600 pages in the school computer lab, a policy that has decreased paper use by 41 percent.

  • St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, is pioneering the use of water-based, nontoxic chemicals in lab experiments.

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