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The best way for a campus to ace its commitment to environmental improvements? Measure, and measure again. This year's winners in Sierra's annual ranking of America's greenest colleges are not only committed to the cause but also meticulous about quantifying the results of their efforts.

To place high, schools had to rock every one of our survey's categories, from waging war on emissions to serving sustainable foods to teaching a verdant curriculum. None was perfect--our top school, the University of California at Davis, garnered 708.8 out of a possible 894.5 points. That said, we're tough graders and our survey was long, which explains why only 96 qualified institutions took the time to answer our questions.

While every college that makes planet-saving efforts deserves credit, the 10 featured in our slide show are true eco-champs. --Avital Andrews

 

The total number of possible points has been corrected from the print edition.

 


 

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