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GMC receives top score for sustainability achievements

POULTNEY— Green Mountain College (GMC) has been recognized as the top baccalaureate performer by the Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). GMC’s 2018 STARS score of 81.82 is the highest score any baccalaureate institution has achieved.

STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System) measures and encourages sustainability in higher education, according to the April 12 news release.

Additionally, AASHE awarded GMC the first-ever perfect score for sustainability-based curriculum; GMC also attained perfect scores in the areas of sustainability research and air and climate operations.

Recognition by AASHE follows several other recent accolades GMC has received for social, environmental and economic sustainability. In August the college ranked among the nation’s top ten “Cool Schools” by Sierra magazine, the national magazine of the Sierra Club. Also in August, GMC was recognized for the fourth year in a row as a member of the Green Honor Roll.

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