Tech Ranks among Top 50 Green Universities Worldwide

January 16, 2013 - 1:00am | Atlanta, GA

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Marcia Kinstler
Environmental Stewardship

The Universitas Indonesia (UI) issued its 2012 GreenMetric ranking on Jan. 10, recognizing sustainability-minded universities around the world. Georgia Tech fell in line at number 48, the 13th-highest-ranked U.S. school included on the list; it ranked 25th among all urban campuses.

The UI GreenMetric list began in 2010 and is produced based on criteria such as green space, electricity consumption, water usage, waste management and transportation. The objective of this ranking initiative is to direct more attention to combating global climate change and enhancing energy and water conservation, waste recycling and green transportation on college campuses.

Georgia Tech, widely recognized as a leader in sustainability among universities, ranked second in SIERRA Magazine’s Top 10 Cool Schools for 2012. Tech was also included in a list last year of 11 College Recycling Programs That Put All Others to Shame, and has been on the Princeton Review’s Green Honor Roll for four consecutive years.

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