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Contents: September/October 2010

Cool Schools
Illustration by Aesthetic Apparatus
Photo by Lori Eanes

America's 100 Greenest Colleges
Sierra's annual list of schools doing the most for the planet. Plus: The best profs, classes, and extracurriculars.
AVITAL BINSHTOCK AND KYLE BOELTE

Coal Schools
At the University of Kentucky, dirty energy smudges sacred basketball. Elsewhere, students blow the whistle on Big Coal with flash mobs, die-ins, and aerial surveillance.
DELLA WATSON AND BRIAN KEVIN

The Lastest From the Labs
University researchers are creating a cleaner future from cow-poop fuel, synthetic trees, turbo-charged batteries, and fuel from muck.
EDWARD HUMES

Planting Seeds
Pastoral dreams take root in the South Bronx.
TALI WOODWARD

Camp Woolly Bugger
Hooking kids on trout in Colorado.
JEFF GALBRAITH


DEPARTMENTS

Spout
º Life's a Beach
º Spout Extras

Create
Beyond Petroleum

Enjoy
º What beer experts drink
º Skateboarding's organic ripper
º Sustainable school supplies

Ask
Mr. Green on e-books vs. dead trees

Act
Reverend Billy's sermon: Stop shopping

Explore
Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Escape
Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel, Wyoming

Survive
Flash flood! Now what?

Grapple
º Poison rubber duckies
º Petal-pushing bee
º Up to Speed

Innovate
Space-based power plants

 

Comfort Zone
Aggressively passive home

Mixed Media
º Bill McKibben's climate arts and letters
º Werner Herzog's plastic angst

Bulletin
º On tour with Ben Harper
º Mountaintop healing
º World's best internship

Taking the Initiative
The Tea Party's over

Last Words
Movable feast


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