A new list by OnlineSchoolsCenter.com has recognized top 50 green colleges and universities in the United States.

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50 Most Green Colleges Recognized

OnlineSchoolsCenter.com has released their list of the Top 50 Green Schools recognizing colleges and universities that go above and beyond for their students, the environment, the community, and the school as a whole to provide an environmentally-conscious, 'green' campus life.

Schools included in the list boast multiple, simple and complex, means of contributing to our planet's health in ways including sustainability, clean-energy, solar power, recycling and landscape management, among several others.

Not only are these award-winning colleges and universities 'green' themselves, they also offer programs for students who are interested in conservation and sustainability, as well as, many hands-on efforts in and around the campus and community.

OnlineSchoolsCenter.com's chief editor, Linda Weems, says it is significant and noteworthy that these institutions realized the importance of lowering their impact on the environment, not to mention the monies saved as a result of initiating such programs...savings that, in turn, can be passed on to the students themselves.

Below are OnlineSchoolsCenter.com's picks of the Top 50 Green Schools:

50.  Syracuse University - Syracuse, New York

49.  Bentley University - Waltham, Massachusetts

48.  University of Central Oklahoma - Edmond, Oklahoma

47.  University of Missouri - Columbia, Missouri

46.  University of St. Thomas (Minnesota) - Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota

45.  University of Colorado at Boulder - Boulder, Colorado

44.  Ithaca College - Ithaca, New York

43.  University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point - Stevens Point, Wisconsin

42.  Carnegie Mellon University - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

41.  University of California - Los Angeles - Los Angeles, California

40.  Pomona College - Claremont, California

39.  University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

38.  Quinnipiac University - Hamden, Connecticut

37.  The Catholic University of America - Washington, D.C.

36.  The City University of New York - New York City, New York

35.  University of Wisconsin - Madison, Wisconsin

34.  University at Buffalo, SUNY - Buffalo, New York

33.  University of Tennessee - Knoxville - Knoxville, Tennessee

32.  University of Utah - Salt Lake City, Utah

31.  Northwestern University - Evanston and Chicago, Illinois

30.  Oklahoma State University - Stillwater, Oklahoma

29.  Georgetown University - Washington, D.C.

28.  University of Oklahoma - Norman, OK

27.  Iowa State University - Ames, Iowa

26.  College of the Atlantic (Bar Harbor) - Bar Harbor, Maine

25.  University of California - Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz, California

24.  Colgate University - Hamilton, New York

23.  California State University - Chico - Chico, California

22.  Middlebury College - Middlebury, Vermont

21.  University of Colorado at Colorado Springs - Colorado Springs, Colorado

20.  State University of New York - Stony Brook University - Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York

19.  University of Vermont - Burlington, Vermont

18.  Colorado State University - Fort Collins, Colorado

17.  Santa Clara University - Santa Clara, California

16.  Harvard College/Harvard University - Cambridge, Massachusetts

15.  University of New Hampshire - Durham, New Hampshire

14.  Portland State University - Portland, Oregon

13.  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Champaign-Urbana, Illinois

12.  Columbia University - Manhattan, New York

11.  University of Washington at Seattle - Seattle, Washington

10.  Cornell University - Ithaca, New York

9.    Georgia Institute of Technology - Atlanta, Georgia

8.    Green Mountain College - Poultney, Vermont

7.    Stanford University - Stanford, California

6.    Lewis and Clark College - Portland, Oregon

5.    University of California at Irvine - Irvine, California

4.    University of Massachusetts - Amherst - Amherst, Massachusetts

3.    University of California - Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara, California

2.    Dickinson College - Carlisle, Pennsylvania

1.    American University - Washington, D.C.

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