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The 2019 Sustainable Campus Index, published by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), recognizes colleges and universities that are top performers in sustainability. Many NACUBO members made this year’s list.

Results are based on self-submitted reports to the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS). Institutions’ sustainability efforts are evaluated in academics, engagement, operations, and planning and administration, as well as numerous specific sub-topics.

For the full lists of top performers in each category, as well as highlights of “innovative and high-impact projects, programs, and initiatives,” download the 2019 Sustainable Campus Index.

The overall top performers by institutional type are the following:

Associate Colleges: Nova Scotia Community College; Mohawk College (Ontario); Portland Community College; North Seattle College; Fleming College (Ontario); Delta College (MI); College of Lake County (IL); Western Technical College (WI); Niagara College Canada (Ontario); Johnson County Community College (KS)

Baccalaureate Institutions: Colby College (ME); Dickinson College (PA); Sterling College (VT); Middlebury College (VT); College of the Atlantic (ME); Oberlin College (OH); University of Minnesota, Morris; Colgate University (NY); Luther College (IA); Furman University (SC)

Master’s Institutions: Thompson Rivers University (British Columbia); Chatham University (PA); Santa Clara University (CA); Seattle University; California State University, Northridge; University of Colorado Colorado Springs; California State University, Chico; Bentley University (MA); California State University, Sacramento; Florida Gulf Coast University

Doctoral Institutions: Stanford University (CA); University of California, Irvine; University of New Hampshire; Colorado State University; University of Connecticut; University of California, Merced; Universite Laval (Quebec); Arizona State University; SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (NY); University of Calgary (Alberta)

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