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How green is your school? 3 in Minnesota rank at top

  • October 7, 2009 - 6:02 AM

Three Minnesota schools took top marks on a national report card released today that measures colleges' sustainability efforts.

The University of Minnesota, Carleton College in Northfield and Macalester College in St. Paul were three of 26 schools to score an A- on this fall's College Sustainability Report Card.

IMPROVED SCORES: The U and Macalester improved their scores over last year, when both received a B+. Carleton received an A- last year.

Released by the Sustainable Endowments Institute, the report evaluates campus operations and endowment investments at 332 public and private universities with the biggest endowments in the United States and Canada.

Institutions are graded on categories such as administration, student involvement, green building and transportation.

The three Minnesota schools all got A's in the categories of food and recycling and investment priorities.

TO SEE THE WHOLE LIST, go to www.greenreportcard.org.

JENNA ROSS

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