As the U.S. becomes greener, some colleges and universities are leading the way, says Forbes magazine in its annual list of the 15 greenest U.S. schools. "Sustainability is increasingly becoming an area where schools are putting their best foot forward," says Mark Orlowski, founder and executive director of the Sustainable Endowments Institute, which just released its annual report card tracking green initiatives at 332 schools in the U.S. and Canada. Twenty-six schools received the highest grade, an A-. Among them: Arizona State University, Middlebury College, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Pennsylvania, and Pomona College. These five schools made Forbes’ list, too, which used the Sustainable Endowments Institute’s 2010 report card as a basis but considered other factors as well. Schools also earned green marks for participating in the Environmental Protection Agency’s "Green Power Partnership," which promotes the use of wind, solar, and other renewable energy, as well as the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, which promotes campus sustainability efforts and aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The other 10 schools on Forbes’ list are College of the Atlantic, Dickinson College, Evergreen State, Harvard, Pacific Lutheran, Colorado, UNH, Washington, Williams College, and Yale…

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