NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- OnlineSchoolsCenter.com has released their list of the Top 50 Green Schools recognizing colleges and universities that go above and beyond for their students, the environment, the community, and the school as a whole to provide an environmentally-conscious, 'green' campus life.
You may view this list, along with descriptions of the environmental perks of each school and photos, by visiting: www.OnlineSchoolsCenter.com/top-50-green-schools/.
Schools included in the list boast multiple, simple and complex, means of contributing to our planet's health in ways including, but not limited to, sustainability, clean-energy, solar power, recycling and landscape management, just to name a few. Not only are these award-winning colleges and universities 'green' themselves, they also offer programs for students who are interested in conservation and sustainability, as well as, many hands-on efforts in and around the campus and community.
OnlineSchoolsCenter.com's chief editor, Linda Weems, says it is significant and noteworthy that these institutions realized the importance of lowering their impact on the environment, not to mention the monies saved as a result of initiating such programs...savings that, in turn, can be passed on to the students themselves.
Below are OnlineSchoolsCenter.com's picks of the Top 50 Green Schools:
50. Syracuse University - Syracuse, New York
49. Bentley University - Waltham, Massachusetts
48. University of Central Oklahoma - Edmond, Oklahoma
47. University of Missouri - Columbia, Missouri
46. University of St. Thomas (Minnesota) - Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota
45. University of Colorado at Boulder - Boulder, Colorado
44. Ithaca College - Ithaca, New York
43. University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point - Stevens Point, Wisconsin
42. Carnegie Mellon University - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
41. University of California - Los Angeles - Los Angeles, California
40. Pomona College - Claremont, California
39. University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
38. Quinnipiac University - Hamden, Connecticut
37. The Catholic University of America - Washington, D.C.
36. The City University of New York - New York City, New York
35. University of Wisconsin - Madison, Wisconsin
34. University at Buffalo, SUNY - Buffalo, New York
33. University of Tennessee - Knoxville - Knoxville, Tennessee
32. University of Utah - Salt Lake City, Utah
31. Northwestern University - Evanston and Chicago, Illinois
30. Oklahoma State University - Stillwater, Oklahoma
29. Georgetown University - Washington, D.C.
28. University of Oklahoma - Norman, OK
27. Iowa State University - Ames, Iowa
26. College of the Atlantic (Bar Harbor) - Bar Harbor, Maine
25. University of California - Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz, California
24. Colgate University - Hamilton, New York
23. California State University - Chico - Chico, California
22. Middlebury College - Middlebury, Vermont
21. University of Colorado at Colorado Springs - Colorado Springs, Colorado
20. State University of New York - Stony Brook University - Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York
19. University of Vermont - Burlington, Vermont
18. Colorado State University - Fort Collins, Colorado
17. Santa Clara University - Santa Clara, California
16. Harvard College/Harvard University - Cambridge, Massachusetts
15. University of New Hampshire - Durham, New Hampshire
14. Portland State University - Portland, Oregon
13. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
12. Columbia University - Manhattan, New York
11. University of Washington at Seattle - Seattle, Washington
10. Cornell University - Ithaca, New York
9. Georgia Institute of Technology - Atlanta, Georgia
8. Green Mountain College - Poultney, Vermont
7. Stanford University - Stanford, California
6. Lewis and Clark College - Portland, Oregon
5. University of California at Irvine - Irvine, California
4. University of Massachusetts - Amherst - Amherst, Massachusetts
3. University of California - Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara, California
2. Dickinson College - Carlisle, Pennsylvania
1. American University - Washington, D.C.
OnlineSchoolsCenter.com is an independent online web publication that is committed to enhancing the information available to students when choosing an online school. The editors of OnlineSchoolsCenter.com collect the most important and relevant data about online schools and degrees available from various highly respected sources and offer them in an easy to digest format.