Western Washington University was recently ranked 15th in the “25 Best Green Colleges in The United States” list by Collegeconsensus.com, and was the top-ranked institution in the Pacific Northwest.
The Environmental Protection Agency recognizes those ranked on the list as higher education institutions using the largest amount of green power. Ranked institutions also share values such as environmental stewardship, respect for human impact on the planet and reputation for sustainability.
Western students were recognized as being the primary motivation for the university’s use of renewable energy, having successfully organized a grassroots campaign in 2004 to power the institution wholly through renewable energy sources through its annual Green Energy Fee.
The complete rankings are available at https://www.collegeconsensus.com/rankings/best-green-universities/. For more information, contact Western’s Office of University Communications and Marketing at (360) 650-3350.