- The University of Connecticut topped the University of Indonesia's GreenMetric Ranking of World Universities, with the bottom of the top 10 rounded out by four other American schools: Northeastern University, University of California-Los Angeles, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and University of California-Merced.
- UConn's score in the "education" category was more than twice that of most of the other institutions on the list, and the school also hosts numerous sustainability events like the weeklong CIMA (Climate Impact, Mitigation and Adaptation) and Earth Day Spring Fling.
- In a letter, University of Indonesia Rector Gumilar Rusliwa Somantri expressed hope that the rankings will help promote sustainability awareness and bring about change in the way universities utilize energy, water and other resources.
From the article:
This is the third year UI has released the ranking, which is one of several sustainability rankings in higher education. It scores institutions’ efforts in categories including green statistics, energy and climate change, waste management, water usage, transportation, and energy. This year, the field included 215 universities from 49 countries that applied online, an increase from last year’s 178 universities from 42 countries. ...