The Boston Globe reports that two out of three colleges and universities are more environmentally friendly than they were a year ago, according to a leading annual survey, as students press for more sustainable practices on their campuses. The College Sustainability Report Card, released Sept. 24 by the Sustainable Endowments Institute in Cambridge, Mass., awarded grades for "green" credentials to 300 institutions in the United States and Canada with the largest endowments. Just 15 schools received the highest grade. Among them were five from the Ivy League–Brown, Columbia, Dartmouth, Harvard, and the University of Pennsylvania–and Stanford University. Carleton, Dickinson, Middlebury, and Oberlin colleges, and the Universities of British Columbia, Colorado, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Washington also earned top marks. The study is the only independent evaluation of sustainability in campus operations and endowment investments. The institute also launched a new web site,, that allows visitors to compare schools, see individual college profiles, and search by a broad range of criteria…

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