Miami is a Top 100 Sierra Club Cool School and a Princeton Review Green College

Check out our new Sustainability Snapshot

By Susan Meikle, university news and communications


Upper Pond (under which are 300 geothermal wells) and Beechwoods residence hall (photo by Jeff Sabo).

Miami University ranked 71st among the Sierra Club’s “Coolest Schools” 2020 for the greenest colleges. Miami is the top Ohio public university on the list of 312 schools ranked based on food, energy, waste, research, transportation and curriculum.

Miami is also again listed in The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges: 2021 Edition, one of 416 schools selected for being environmentally responsible.

The Sierra Club and the Princeton Review both use data from institutions’ Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) reports in collaboration with the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.

Miami has spent 10 years on the path to carbon neutrality by transforming energy systems on the Oxford campus. In September, Miami became a signatory of Second Nature’s Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitments (PCLC) climate commitment, pledging Miami to carbon neutrality and climate resilience. 

The PCLC Climate Commitment moves us forward, expanding our reach to long-term climate action and community partnerships that are the path to a sustainable future.

Take a look our new 2020 Sustainability Snapshot – an at-a-glance guide to Miami’s sustainability initiatives and path to carbon neutrality.

2020 Sustainability Snapshot