**Warning: This post may upset the artistic minded. I'm feeling argumentative.**
I just stumbled upon a website that listed the Top 5 Green Colleges.
Check out this little place called College of the Atlantic. It only has one major: human interaction with the environment. It's on a tiny island off the coast of Maine.
This is one of the residence halls.
The research center.
The faculty building. Whoa.
I was totally digging this campus till I saw the description on this building...
"Faculty Chalets, tucked away in the woods, are great for private, one on one meetings with faculty members."
Green is important to me- but not really for the reason you'd expect. I want to go to a place that humbles the human race- that respects the world, not for what it can do for us but for it's intrinsic value. I don't want to go to a pompous university that prizes a student for being brilliant because s/he wrote a symphony, designed a new cool looking building, or was awarded the genius award for being the foremost Proust scholar in the states. If you'll excuse my language- but that type of ego stroking is masturbation. I'm all for the arts as a hobby and finding beauty in the unlikely. But as a career- it's stupid. Why teach the geniuses how to arrange the deck chairs on the Titanic? The world needs to be saved, not artificially beautified. You can put lipstick on a cancer patient but it's not gonna save their life.