Lewis & Clark College snared a No. 5 ranking on the Sierra Clubs latest list of Cool Schools, which ranks four-year colleges and universities by a variety of environmental measures. The Portland private college earned kudos from the Sierra Club for its locavore policies: one-fourth of the food served on campus comes from within 100 miles, most of it organic.
Lewis & Clark cafeterias serve seafood that meets Marine Stewardship Council standards and meat thats hormone- and antibiotic-free. Lewis & Clark earned a total score of 759 out of 1,000.
The University of California at Irvine topped the list this year, with a score of 813 out of 1,000.
In all, 173 institutions applied to be on the list this year. Other Northwest schools making the list:
Portland State University, No. 33, with a score of 697
University of Washington, No. 34, with a score of 695
Oregon State University, No. 41,with a score of 684
Evergreen State College in Olympia, No. 56, with a score of 657
Southern Oregon University in Ashland, No. 73, with a score of 620
Western Washington University in Bellingham, No. 103, with a score of 545
Washington State University in Pullman, No. 116, with a score of 532
Gonzaga University in Spokane, No. 117 with a score of 530
University of Oregon, No. 122, with a score of 517
Seattle University, No. 148 with a score of 419
To see the full list: www.sierraclub.org/sierra/2014-5-september-october/cool-schools-2014/full-ranking.
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