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UCSC ranked 18th 'greenest' college in the country

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - UC Santa Cruz was named one of the top 20 greenest colleges in the U.S. after it landed on Sierra Magazine's 2016 "Cool Schools" list.

On Tuesday, the national magazine for the Sierra Club released its tenth list, ranking America's greenest colleges.

The magazine said it ranked UCSC No. 18 for its commitment to protecting the environment, addressing climate change and encouraging sustainability.

The list recognized UCSC for its bicycle library and water-use reduction by 36 percent over the last decade.

"We're seeing schools commit to renewable energy purchasing, buying electric vehicles for their campus fleets, reducing their water usage, offering organic food in the cafeterias and offering dozens of environmental studies courses. These schools are instilling in the minds of their students the importance of adopting conservation values in their day-to-day activities," said Jason Mark, Sierra's editor-in-chief.

Here the link to the full list:

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