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Seven of the Greenest College Campuses in the U.S. Feature IDEA Members

By District Energy posted 10-17-2023 15:12




Every school year it seems, more and more colleges and universities show off their initiatives to help make a greener world a reality. Their focus on sustainability aligns with the concerns of students, who are increasingly anxious about the state of the environment. A Lancet study published in December 2021 surveyed 10,000 people aged 16 to 25 years old across 10 countries and found that 59 percent were very or extremely worried and 84 percent were at least moderately worried about climate change.

In the U.S., seven campuses are particularly noteworthy for working to advance the cause of sustainability. No two schools have the exact same approach; they each have differing priorities and points that they focus on. But they've all got an interest in preserving our planet's livability and protecting their students' current and future quality of life.

These schools include IDEA Members:

Stanford University

University of Oregon

Cornell University

University of Colorado Boulder

Arizona State University

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