WWU Takes Top Spot in Washington in Sierra Club’s 2017 ‘Cool Schools’ Sustainability Rankings
August 23, 2017
Western Washington University placed 29thnationally and claimed the top spot in Washington state on the 2017 Cool Schools sustainability rankings done annually by the Sierra Club.
The Cool Schools list, which is available at http://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/cool-schools-2017/cool-schools-2017-full-ranking, ranks participating institutions based on data in categories ranging from energy use, investments, food, innovation, and academics to planning, purchasing, transportation, water and waste. WWU not only finished as the top school in the state, but is also the second-highest public institution in the entire Pacific Northwest – the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska – behind only Oregon State University.