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UC Davis ranked as one of the nation’s ‘greenest’ colleges

UC Davis was ranked as the No. 10 most environmentally friendly college in the country, according to a ranking published Wednesday by The Princeton Review.
UC Davis was ranked as the No. 10 most environmentally friendly college in the country, according to a ranking published Wednesday by The Princeton Review. carl@carlcostas.com

UC Davis alums, students and faculty: good news. Your school is one of the most environmentally friendly in the country, at least according to one college admissions services company.

On Wednesday, The Princeton Review released its annual list of greenest schools. UC Davis placed 10th on the list, just below Stanford University, which placed ninth.

The College of the Atlantic in Maine was ranked No. 1.

Sacramento State made the company’s list of 375 green colleges, but it didn’t score a ranking in the top 50.

The Princeton Review says it chose the most environmentally friendly colleges based on scores the company tallied this summer for 629 colleges using data from a survey of school administrators.

The survey asked them to report on their school’s sustainability policies, practices and programs. Practices that got high marks included buying local or organic food, green building practices, sustainability-focused undergrad degrees and having campus sustainability officers.

Ryan Sabalow: 916-321-1264, @ryansabalow

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