The Most In-Depth and Authoritative Green College Resource Anywhere!
As an aspiring change maker, first and foremost, thank you! Your commitment to making a difference links you to the true web of life which is so under attack. Thank you for thinking and looking beyond the norm for your education and your life.
Our green college choices that are student centered, focusing primarily on the college ethos, mission and relevant majors. Identical criteria are used by the national organization that works with college sustainability.
With liberal arts colleges in particular, we look to see that the college is a strong fit, where you will be in the mainstream of the student body. For those looking even further beyond the norm, many of the colleges are "alternative" or non-traditional, progressive and holistic. Aspects measured include (but are not limited to):
Depth and Strength of Majors
Service Learning (including overseas)
Field and Hands-On Studies
Core and Interdisciplinary Studies
Theme Housing, Green Buildings
Organic Gardens, Local Food Sourcing
Careers of Graduates
We encourage you to find a college that inspires you, not just one with a big name. Generally, the deeper green the college curriculum and ethos, the greener and more sustainable the rest of it's policies will be. Of course, investments count, transportation policies count, but you are going to college for an education and to change the world, not for sustainable administrative policies. We choose colleges and universities that walk the talk, but the primary and most essential component is the education, and that's what we evaluate first.
Do you believe a college can be ranked top green when not too long ago 47% of it's graduates went into investment banking (Harvard)? We don't! Should a college be ranked highly even if it doesn't have a strong environmental major? Our thinking is broader, our research is deeper than that - because it comes from a long held commitment to healing life on our mother Earth. Simply put, no one has investigated as long, or has more knowledge of green colleges than we do.
Our colleges are for YOU, the hope of the future, because you want your life to count. Because you want to make a significant difference whether protecting endangered species, working for human rights, becoming a green urban planner, developing greener fuels, making policy, promoting peace or international health, being a teacher or an eco-entrepreneur, or helping corporations become sustainable and attend to the "triple bottom line" of "people, planet, profit.' More than for most students, your college choice really matters. May this site help you make an excellent and inspiring choice!