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Green Mountain College 'coolest school' in the country

August 18, 2010
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POULTNEY, VT — Sierra magazine has recognized Green Mountain College (GMC) for its innovative efforts in sustainability, ranking GMC as the greenest college in the nation in its annual "Coolest Schools" feature, according to a press release.
The cover story in the magazine''s September/October issue cites GMC for its commitment to sustainability in several categories, including energy efficiency, food, academics, purchasing, transportation, waste management, administration and financial investments, the release stated.
"Green Mountain established its environmental liberal arts mission in 1995, so we are an ''early adapter'' in responding to the social and environmental challenges of our times," said GMC President Paul J. Fonteyn.
"Through our Environmental Liberal Arts program, we''ve sought to provide an education that emphasizes sustainability across all disciplines. This recognition is a testament to all the hard work of a whole generation of students, faculty and staff," Fonteyn added.
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