Colleges Competing for Green Status

belushi.jpgSurprisingly, academic campuses are not as much at the forefront of “greenness” as one might expect. But, according to the Washington Post, that’s quickly changing. Berea college in Kentucky now boasts an “ecological village” for student housing, and the likes of Yale and Harvard are quickly reducing their ecological footprints as well. The innovation is not just led by student activists, but by looking at the bottom-line costs of resource consumption as well.
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Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of TriplePundit.com

TriplePundit.com has since grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place.

Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for TreeHugger.com, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.