Since you are off to college and doing all that you can to better your future, why not look into schools and universities, that do all they can for the environment as well. Today’s society is really stepping up its game to make this a healthier environment for us all, and colleges are no exception. There are hundreds of colleges and universities that are going green.
The College of Atlantic, located in Bar Harbor Maine its doing its part in protecting the environment. This college truly is one of a kind, being the first college to go carbon neutral in the year 2007. Even though the college is only occupied by a few hundred students, it is dedicated to green building, historic preservation, land conservation, and eliminating toxins. If you are looking for a way to give back to environment, then this college would be a great place to start.
There’s another unique environmentally college located in the town of Swannanoa, North Carolina. The Warren Wilson College basically runs itself off of the atmosphere around it. All of the food that is served is grown from its own organic gardens, running vehicles that are solar charged or hybrids, even the streetlamps are solar powered. This unique and environmentally friendly college gets the green stamp of approval. Recycling has come a long way with the passing of the time, but one college really makes the most out of recycled products. At the Warren Wilson College, the students have acres of recycling options at their fingertips; old products become new projects.
Evergreen State College, located in Olympia Washington sits on roughly 1,000 acres of forestland combined with salty and sand beaches, where thirteen of those acres are used for an organic farm. This college only buys 100% clean power, and its Seminar II biding has been Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certified. This school truly is the epitome of green living, and is equipped with green roofing and energy efficiency features as well.
The students help keep the campuses of Oberlin College environmentally friendly by monitoring the energy and water usage through a web based program. The famous Lewis Center for Environmental Studies building is geothermal heated, and is insulated with recycled materials, plus it is covered by a green roof.
These are just a few of the hundreds of environmentally friendly colleges and universities that you could check into. All of the schools listed above and many more are going above and beyond their moral obligation, to keep this planet a healthier and safer place to live for us all.