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September/October 2013

September/October 2013

Cover: Artwork by HARRY CAMPBELL

FEATURES: COOL SCHOOLS

DO GREEN SCHOOLS MATTER?
Only if they make the world better.
AVITAL ANDREWS

THE VALEDICTORIANS
America's 10 greenest colleges.
AVITAL ANDREWS & DON DRESSER

THE REST OF THE BEST
How other schools ranked on our seventh annual list.
DON DRESSER

THE MEASURE OF AN EDUCATION
Schools survey alums to prove the value of a green education.
EDWARD HUMES

STUDENTS' AHA MOMENTS
A professor, a class, even a PowerPoint can change a life.
NATALYA SAVKA

VIRTUES OF VIRTUAL LEARNING
Are online classes better?
MACKENZIE MOUNT

TRAINING FOR A TRADE
Community colleges and vocational schools pave the path to green jobs.
TODD WOODY

THE LIBERAL ARTS GET SCHOOLED
The social sciences are getting injected with environmentalism's hard facts.
TIM McDONNELL

ECO-SCHOLARSHIPS
Money might not grow on trees, but for students who want to help save the trees, it's there for the asking.
BRITTANY JOHNSON

SOLAR DECATHLON
By building eco-houses, students are jump-starting careers.
MELISSA PANDIKA

FILTHY LUCRE
Students push schools away from dirty energy.
BROOKE JARVIS

MORE FEATURES

ELECTRIFY THE ELEMENTS
Outdoor adventurers, energy innovators.
DAVID FERRIS

FLEET TWEAKS
Changing the oil industry's biggest customers.
DASHKA SLATER


DEPARTMENTS

SPOUT
Kids these days

LETTERS
What our readers have to say

CREATE
The coolest generation

ENJOY
Beyond the Slim Jim
HGTV host and handyman Carter Oosterhouse
Back-to-school gear

REPURPOSE
Book to bookshelf

ESCAPE
Len Foote Hike Inn

ASK MR. GREEN
The greenest thing an undergrad can do

ACT
Plastic-eating bacteria

EXPLORE
Mt. Rainier, Washington

PONDER
One sheet to the wind

GRAPPLE
Crunch time for Keystone
Graphic: Small and getting smaller
The next big thing: pee?
Critter: Bat-eating spider
Ten-legged sea cannibals
Up to Speed

INNOVATE
Clean energy at abandoned mines

SURVIVE
Surfer's nightmare

COMFORT ZONE
Floating cottage on Lake Huron

MIXED MEDIA
Couch potato U.

BULLETIN
• Swing-dancing river guide
• Coal fight Down Under

LAST WORDS
Snapshut


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