Sierra has teamed up with three other green-college-rankings groups (SEI, the Princeton Review, and AASHE) to make it simpler for universities to participate in "Cool Schools," our annual September/October issue, which ranks America's most eco-conscious colleges.
School representatives (typically sustainability coordinators) can now fill out our survey using the Campus Sustainability Data Collector, which provides the information to Sierra, as well as any combination of the other three organizations.
The purpose of developing the collaborative tool was to save college staff the time associated with filling each out each organization's questionnaire individually. Having just a single survey to fill out (as opposed to four separate ones) promises to streamline the process for participating universities.
If you look forward to boasting about your school's ranking in the magazine — or are just curious to see where your alma mater would rank (peruse last year's list here) — encourage your school's sustainability coordinator and other administrators to enter their green data by April 30.