University of Oregon
The University of Oregon is an ideal location to focus on issues related to sustainability. Located in the energetic college town of Eugene, Oregon, the university offers academic excellence and hands-on learning opportunities in a welcoming atmosphere. Towering trees shade the 295-acre campus, where students, faculty members, and employees from a wide variety of backgrounds share a commitment to preserving the environment and pursuing innovation.
At the UO, being green means more than just wearing it or recycling. Buildings across campus were designed to be extraordinarily efficient and built with sustainable materials. America's Best Architecture and Design Schools 2015 named the UO the No. 1 sustainable design practices and principles program. The Lillis Business Complex is lined with photovoltaic cells that can generate 44,000 watts of electricity to power the university. Being green also means getting out and getting things done. or instance, the Institute of Ecology and Evolution's cutting-edge research on climate change and mosquito genetics. The campus is also home to four annual student-run conferences that give participants valuable hands-on experience with issues surrounding sustainable business practices, green law and policy, and bio inspired green design.