Why more and more colleges are seeing green in going green

The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine used Bates’ sustainability efforts in a story about what has the current generation of college students fired up: “They’re all about green, focused on saving energy, serving organic and local food, and reducing carbon emissions.” What’s different about this student crusade is that colleges are hand-in-hand with student activists. “More educators agree that going green can help their schools reduce waste and cuts costs. But they also see a more fundamental reason to follow this path: It impresses parents, applicants, and, most important, donors, as Bates College in Maine learned last month, when a graduate donated $2.5 million to help the school serve more local, organic, farm-fresh foods on campus.” [More…]

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