POULTNEY-Green Mountain College has earned the title of greenest college in the nation from Sierra magazine in its annual "Coolest Schools" survey.
GMC earned a score of 88.6 out of a possible 100 in the assessment, which ranks colleges and universities in categories including efficiency, food, academics, purchasing, transportation, waste management, administration and financial investments.
In a recent cover story, the magazine lauds GMC as the MVP when it comes to creativity in sustainability.
The story cites the college's combined heat and power biomass plant and participation in Central Vermont Power Service's Cow Power program as innovative methods that reduce the campus' carbon footprint.
GMC tops a list of 100 colleges and universities from across the country recognized for their work on behalf of the planet.
The issue of Sierra magazine which features GMC includes the "Cool Schools" survey and an article, titled "Quantifying Cool."