Green Top Ten
Tufts is one of 10 universities that “get” green, says the Sierra Club
Tufts is featured in the November/December issue of Sierra, the magazine of the Sierra Club, whose cover story is on the “10 Coolest Schools.” The magazine says that Tufts, coming in at number nine, is an “OG (original green) school,” what with having the first university environmental policy in the country; installing solar panels in Sophia Gordon Hall, its newest residence hall; putting energy-saving motion sensors on campus vending machines and using “an electric tractor to mow its organically tended baseball field.”
Among the other Sierra winners: Oberlin College, Harvard, Duke and Middlebury.
This story ran in the December 2007 issue of the Tufts Journal.