The Sierra Club has released the top 10 green schools and colleges of 2009. To create the rankings for its "Cool Schools" story, Sierra has sent a questionnaire to sustainability experts at hundreds of schools, covering the categories of efficiency, energy, academics, food, purchasing, waste management, transportation, and administration.

University of California, Santa Cruz was placed 7th in Sierra magazine's third annual "honor roll" of the top 10 greenest colleges in the nation. Of the three UCs that made the magazine's honor roll, UCSC was ranked highest. UC Berkeley came in at 8th, while UCLA was placed 9th among 135 colleges and universities nationwide.

Sierra's Top 10 Green Schools for 2009:
1. University of Colorado at Boulder
2. University of Washington at Seattle
3. Middlebury College
4. University of Vermont
5. College of the Atlantic
6. The Evergreen State College
7. University of California at Santa Cruz
8. University of California at Berkeley
9. University of California at Los Angeles
10. Oberlin College

Sierra's Top 10 'Greenest' Schools of 2008 are:
1. Middlebury College
2. University of Colorado at Boulder
3. University of Vermont at Burlington
4. Warren Wilson College
5. Evergreen State College
6. Arizona State University at Tempe
7. University of Florida at Gainesville
8. Oberlin College
9. University of Washington at Seattle
10. Tufts University

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