Warren Wilson College News

WWC on Sierra’s “Coolest Schools” list for 6th consecutive year

Warren Wilson College is again one of Sierra magazine’s 20 “Coolest Schools” – colleges and universities recognized for helping solve climate problems and making significant efforts to operate sustainably. The “Coolest Schools” for 2012 are featured as the September/October cover story of the magazine, published by the Sierra Club.

Warren Wilson has been among the “Coolest Schools” each year since the list’s inception in 2007. The school also is one of only two colleges in this year’s top 20; the rest are universities.

The Sierra rankings are based on various criteria, including energy sourcing, infrastructure, transportation and academics.

“Over the last six years, Sierra has been privileged to connect with and learn from traditional institutions evolving in nontraditional ways,” said Bob Sipchen, the magazine’s editor-in-chief. “With their ever-growing emphasis on environmental responsibility, these schools are channeling the enthusiasm of their students, who consistently cite climate disruption and other environmental issues as the most serious challenges their generation must confront.”

Full coverage of this year’s “Coolest Schools” can be found at the following link on the Sierra website.

Warren Wilson has received numerous green accolades over the years, including being named to the U.S. News & World Report list of “10 Eco-Friendly College Campuses.”


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