EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon can add one more shade of green to its list–the school was ranked the 13th “coolest school” in the nation.
The UO nabbed the name because of its eco-friendly attributes. The Sierra Club recognized the campus as a problem solver when it comes to climate and for making headway in sustainability.
“Sustainability is a juggernaut that’s transforming higher ed not only across the United States but across the whole world. So the more that we are recognized for our sustainability efforts, the more we’re going to draw top talent both in new students but also new faculty, which will just enrich our activities that much more,” said Steve Mital, UO Sustainability Director.
This is the first time the Sierra Club recognized the UO.
First place went to the University of California, Davis.