Sierra Club magazine ranks Kalamazoo College as the 58th “greenest” institution of higher learning in the United States in its annual “America’s Coolest Schools” rankings. The ranking is based on a 12-page questionnaire sent to 940 four-year undergraduate colleges and universities. Questions center on environmental goals and achievements. Ten categories include energy supply, efficiency, food, academics, purchasing, transportation, waste management, administration, financial investments, and a catch-all called “other initiatives.”
Kalamazoo College is also included in the Princeton Review’s 2011 Guide to 311 Green Colleges, developed in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council. Kalamazoo also received a solid “B” on the 2011 College Sustainability Report Card from the Sustainable Endowments Institute.