Sierra magazine's Top 10 Cool Schools

The Top Ten Coolest/Greenest Schools of 2014

Universities are leading the charge toward a cleaner, brighter planet. Is your alma mater one of America's greenest colleges? Check out Sierra's eighth annual ranking.

The best of the rest
Stanford’s decision to divest its $18.7 billion endowment of coal stocks is a narrow response to the Fossil Free movement, but it carries a lot of clout.
Stanford and other universities are divesting from fossil fuel stocks—with varying degrees of commitment.
A detail of Pam Longobardi's 20-foot-long Economies  of Scale (2013), made from plastic debris the artist found  in oceans from Greece to Alaska.
Art students and professors have lit fires under the civil rights and antiwar movements. Can they do the same for environmentalism?
Students in a greenhouse.
Why are colleges at the forefront of sustainability? Because their clientele demands it.
Backcountry Headhunter
A little web company helps people find jobs far from the urban bustle.
Eco-brews are helping the planet, pint by pint
The perfect excuse to have a beer: Eco-brews are helping the planet, pint by pint.
Samuel Wohns, Cambridge, Mass.; co-coordinator, Responsible Investment at Harvard Coalition
Sam Wohns tries to stop Harvard from funding eco-negative companies.