03 August 2010

Green Mountain College makes Princeton Review’s eco-friendly grade

Is it self-fulfilling prophecy or just coincidence? An institution of higher learning aptly named Green Mountain College scored 98 out of a perfect 99 in Princeton Review’s annual college “green” rankings, part of the company’s “The Best 373 Colleges” publication.

"Obviously we're pleased The Best 373 Colleges gave us such high marks for our environmental efforts—that is a major focus of our curriculum and culture," said Green Mountain College (GMC) President Paul J. Fonteyn.

The liberal arts college located in Poultney, Vt., earned the distinction partially thanks to a new combined heat and power biomass plant that opened this spring. The woodchip burning plant provides 85% of the school’s heat and 20% of its electricity. And according to GMC, they expect to be the first college or university in the nation to become climate neutral by 2011.

Way to go Eagles!

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