Colorado State's green leadership among universities is gold: CSU has been named the most sustainable university in the nation. BestColleges.com named CSU the Greenest University in a review of more than 240 universities across the nation, adding to the university's already impressive list of recognitions for sustainability efforts.
Colorado State University is internationally known for its green initiatives and clean-energy research including alternative fuels, clean engines, photovoltaics, smart-grid technology, water resources, and satellite-based atmospheric monitoring and tracking systems. It's also well known for its sustainability efforts on campus and abroad.
The Green Ribbons Schools award marks the fourth time in a month CSU has been recognized by an independent organization for its sustainability efforts. In addition, one of the newest facilities on campus, the Pavilion at Laurel Village, achieved an LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council — a first for CSU.
In the Metro Denver area alone, trees provide $551 million in property value increases, energy savings, carbon storage and other benefits each year. But urban and community trees there and throughout Colorado face ongoing threats from exotic insects and other factors, according to a report released today.