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Table of Contents: September/October 2012


Cover: Artwork by CHARLES WILLIAMS/AGENCYRUSH

COOL SCHOOLS

THE TOP 10
Sierra's sixth annual ranking of America's greenest universities.
AVITAL ANDREWS

THE WIZARD OF OBERLIN
David Orr wants to turn everything emerald. First in his college town, then across the world.
BOB SIPCHEN

DROP OUT OR STAY IN?
Two young eco-geniuses chose separate paths.
CAROLYN COTNEY & JAKE ABRAHAMSON

INVESTING IN THE FUTURE
Venture capitalists mine schools for clean-tech entrepreneurs.
AVITAL ANDREWS

COAL ON CAMPUS #FAIL
Sierra Student Coalition activists push schools to clean up their acts.

MAKE LIGHT
At India's Barefoot College, unschooled women from all over the world become solar engineers.
NATALYA SAVKA

STRIP MINE HOLIDAY
Climbing and kayaking fixed Fayetteville's economy, but now a mountaintop-removal mine might bust it again.
JESSE WOOD

KEEPING BUGS (AND BEARS) AT BAY
Eco-repellents that really work, including a DIY mosquito spray.
MICHAEL FRANK


DEPARTMENTS

SPOUT
College daze

LETTERS
What our readers have to say

CREATE
Closeted conservationists

ENJOY
º Green gummies
º Jessica Alba: Loves kids, hates chemicals
º Pimp your dorm room

REPURPOSE
Shampoo bottle into cellphone holder

ASK MR. GREEN
Organic or local?

ACT
Tracking food scandals in China

EXPLORE
Geirangerfjord, Norway

MIXED MEDIA
The creative side of clean energy

GRAPPLE
º Don't know much about climate change
º Critter: Original Blue Bloods
º The world's coal stack
º Let's all eat bugs
º Worst. Congress. Ever.
º Up to Speed

ESCAPE
To an Ecuadoran rainforest

SURVIVE
You're deep in the woods when a tree catches fire. Now what?

INNOVATE
Juicing cars vs. electric roadways

COMFORT ZONE
World's coolest student center

BULLETIN
º Nurse shows kids wild time
º Dancing polar bears

LAST WORDS
The ants go marching


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