WegoWise's Top 5 Links for Back to School Time!

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Whether you want to be a more informed citizen or just want to kill some time before 5 on a Friday afternoon, WegoWise has got you covered. It is that time of year we used to dread--back to school time.  While none of us are starting school this semester, we still don't much like this time of year because our awesome summer interns did have to go back to school.  To cheer ourselves up we put together a list of some neat sustainability measures schools around the country have put into place.  So peruse our best links, give us some feedback and be sure to share some of the info you just gleaned with other interested parties at the parties you are hopefully attending this weekend. Brought to you by DanNateLily, Catherine and Casey.

  1. America's Most Sustainable University - This year's honor goes to UC Davis.  They've done too many things to mention, so we'll let their sustainability map speak for itself.  
  2. Most Solar Capacity - Arizona State University has been installing solar on its buildings since 2004.  It now has over 15,000 kW of installed capacity, making it the clear winner! 
  3. Really Local Food - UMass Amherst was one of White House's Campus Champions of Change Challenge (that was a mouthful!) winners for their permaculture garden project.  The garden, located right outside the dining hall, provides a portion of the food eaten there. 
  4. Composting - Evergreen State College, which lives up to its name, takes composting pretty seriously.  They make Certified Organic Compost through a variety of methods, including vermicomposting.  
  5. Presidents' Climate Commitment - College presidents sign on to working towards carbon neutrality at their schools.  Thank you to the 677 schools that have made the commitment so far!