UCSC makes list of “Coolest” Schools
For the second year in a row, UCSC has been named one of the nation’s top 20 “coolest” schools for their efforts to stop global warming and operate sustainably by Sierra magazine.
The magazine’s September/October cover story spotlights the schools that are making a true impact for the planet, and marks Sierra’s third annual listing of America’s greenest universities and colleges. The complete scorecard is available online at
This year’s top-20 coolest schools are taking dramatic steps to curb climate change. Harvard has 17 LEED-certified buildings; all new buildings at Emory University in Atlanta must meet LEED requirements. UCSC students tax themselves to issue bus passes, organic food is served on campus, and athletic field sprinklers have moisture sensors that prevent overwatering among other measures.