UW named America’s “coolest” school by Sierra Magazine


August 17, 2011
CONTACT: Richard Penny, (425) 352-3395,  pennyr2@uw.edu

BOTHELL, Wash. – What’s the coolest university in America? By one significant measure, it’s the University of Washington.

Sierra Magazine, the official publication of the Sierra Club, has named the University of Washington the top university in the country for its initiatives to operate sustainably and limit its contributions to global warming. This is the fourth year the UW has been among the top-ranked schools.

Sustainability efforts at the Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma campuses of the University of Washington were considered in establishing the rankings. Schools were rated on ten factors: efficiency, energy, food, academics, purchasing, transportation, waste management, administration, financial investments and other initiatives.

The complete list of “cool schools” is available online at the Sierra Club’s website, http://www.sierraclub.org/coolschools.

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About UW Bothell: The University of Washington Bothell combines the benefits of a small campus with the resources and prestige of a world-renowned university. Offering over 30 degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, its curriculum emphasizes close student-faculty interaction, collaboration among students, and hands-on learning.For more information, visit www.uwb.edu.