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Evergreen State College | TOP TEN: AMERICA'S COOLEST SCHOOLS


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Evergreen State, in Olympia, Washington, aims to reach carbon neutrality by 2020. Though its campus is currently one-third coal powered, students pay a self-imposed fee of $1 each academic quarter to buy renewable-energy credits to offset the college's electricity consumption. Roughly 70 percent (700 acres) of the campus, above, has been dedicated as undeveloped forestland. Score: 72


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