America's "Greenest College" Is Right Here in L.A.
You chose your place of higher education based on price, prestige and professional connections, sure. But do you make this life-changing decision based on which university is "greener?"
Apparently, some of you do. According to the website EarthTechling, "Colleges across the U.S. have been making headlines for environmentally conscious polices." "Sustainable dining," for example, is something that inspires students to protest, the site says.
What kind of granola-eating, Prius-driving, Al Gore–worshipping weenies are you kids, anyway?
Apparently some of you are the kind who wish to attend L.A. County's Pitzer College, a private, liberal arts school in Claremont.
Pitzer has been ranked as the "greenest college campus" in California. But wait, there's more. In a look at environmentally friendly colleges nationwide, the website College Prowler gave it top honors, and a perfect-10 score.
It's not clear. The site uses student feedback for many of its campus metrics. It says:
These days, schools boast a high number of LEED-certified facilities and sustainability initiatives. The following colleges and universities are striving for a more eco-friendly future.
A Pitzer spokeswoman gave us a little more to go on. She told us the school not only talks about environmentalism, it practices it, too:
As one of the first colleges in the country to offer an environmental studies program, Pitzer College has devoted four decades to researching, teaching and practicing sustainability. We are proud to be the only college to achieve a perfect 10 for our "green" efforts.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss LA Weekly's biggest stories.
- Bicycle Is Returned to Child, but Alleged Bully Bike Thief Is Still On the Loose
Fri., Nov. 27, 7:30pm
Sat., Nov. 28, 12:00am
Sat., Nov. 28, 7:30pm
Sun., Nov. 29, 11:30am
- Thanksgiving Travelers Will Enjoy Lowest Gas Prices Since Early 2009
- At the Epicenter of L.A. Gang Wars, Rival Properties Are Busted