Sierra Club ranks Oregon State University 11th among the top ‘Cool Schools’ in America

August 15th, 2013 | Paige Thompson

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Earlier this week, The Sierra Club released it’s seventh annual “Cool School” rankings rating higher education universities on their sustainability and green practices on campus. For 2013, Oregon State University came in at 11th,  moving up 14 spaces from its previous spot at 24th in 2010. The rankings are based of a variety of sustainable categories, ranging from waste reduction and use of alternative transportation. The Sierra Club bases gathers data from the STARS (a program of aashe) report put together annually by each university.

In total, 162 schools were ranked among this years ratings. University of Connecticut claimed the top spot with a wide variety of Sustainability-related coursework and retrofitted buildings. To read the complete press release from the Oregon State University News and Research Communications department, click here.

To see the list of complete rankings, and to take a peek at the other Universities featured by The Sierra Club, visit their website here.


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