The Green Report Card: Does your college make the grade?

Grading U.S. colleges on environmental sustainability.

So how did Florida do? None of our schools have As, but for big universities some of our colleges Bs are pretty impressive. The Florida schools with report card grades include South Florida (USF), Florida State (FSU), Florida (UF), Miami (UM), and Florida Atlantic (FAU). University of Florida and University of South Florida are tied for the highest overall green grade with B+’s. Miami ranks with a B-, and Florida Atlantic and Florida State follow in with a C+ and C. The full grades of these Florida schools can be viewed below. For a comparison, University of Georgia managed to pull in an A-, but other big schools like University of Tennessee and University of South Carolina also have B's.

If you want to find out more about the grades, the schools or the scoring process visit the Green Report Card website. It’s filled with useful information and is both interactive and fun to use.

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The Green Report Card: Does your college make the grade?

The Green Report Card website, run by the Sustainable Endowments Institute, is pretty amazing. You can search for any school to view its grades in being green, or easily compare an entire list of schools of your choice. The purpose is simple: to tell you how sustainable campus operations and endowment investments are at various colleges.

According to The Green Report card, "sustainability" is quoted, "meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." This website uses an independent sustainability evaluation to assess 300 public and private colleges and Universities in the U.S. and Canada. The report uses a structured assessment method and a sound methodology to bring us the facts about our nation's schools.

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