GW rose to No. 27 in Sierra Magazine’s “Coolest Schools” ranking, again landing in the top 30 percent of the nation’s greenest campuses.
The University inched up from its spot at No. 30 out of 118 colleges last year, the third straight year it has climbed up the eco-friendly list.
This year’s spot on the list of America’s Greenest Colleges is far cry from the “5 That Fail” list Sierra magazine placed GW on in 2008, the first year of University President Steven Knapp’s tenure, docking points for the University’s lack of plan to reduce GW’s greenhouse gas emissions.
Since then, Knapp has prioritized campus sustainability. In the past year, he signed a District-centric sustainability pledge, outlined targets for a campus-wide “ecosystem plan” and created a sustainability minor.