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Are these the greenest colleges in the US?

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Universities are hotbeds of learning, but many are also leading the way when it comes to embracing sustainable, clean energy.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ranks higher education institutions on their green credentials, as part of its Green Power Partnership.

CNBC takes a look at the top 10 colleges and universities on the list.

By Anmar Frangoul, special to CNBC.com. Follow him on Twitter @AnmarFrangoul

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