Boulder’s University of Colorado Gets An “A”

cuboulder.jpgAccording to a recent article in the Boulder County Business Report, CU Boulder got an “A” for sustainability. The full post follows…The University of Colorado at Boulder was named one of the top 25 sustainable campuses in the nation by the Cambridge, Mass.-based Sustainable Endowments Institute.The University of Colorado system received an overall score of B-minus – the Boulder campus got straight A’s. The categories were: climate change and energy, administration, food and recycling, green building and transportation. CU-Boulder is the only school in the Big 12 Conference that made the top 25.

“I am gratified by our presence among these national environmental leaders in higher education,” said Bud Peterson, chancellor of CU-Boulder, in a statement. “We have a strong commitment to sustainability and the environment at all levels at our university. In the years to come I expect our campus to make even more strides in these and other areas and to be at the head of the class among American universities when it comes to sustainability.”

The top 25 list includes Arizona State University, Carnegie Mellon University, Duke University, Harvard, MIT, Yale, Oregon State University, Pennsylvania State University, Santa Clara University and the universities of British Columbia, California, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Oregon, Vermont and Washington, among others.


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