Emory ranks in the top 10 'greenest universities'

Emory ranks among the top 10 "greenest universities" in the country for 2015, according to BestColleges.com. Emory placed eighth on a list of the top 39 schools, drawn from evaluations of more than 200 colleges and universities.

"Our goal with this list is to spotlight the schools that have launched the most impactful initiatives to reduce on-campus waste and energy consumption, promote alternative transportation, provide funding to student and faculty-led green proposals, and take other measures to benefit the environment," the website notes.

BestColleges.com based its list of greenest universities on results from a tracking, rating and assessment system created by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. Categories considered in the ratings include academic curriculum and research; campus and community engagement; operations; and planning and administration.

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