Two-thirds of American colleges and universities have gone or are going "green" by taking energy-saving and environmentally conscious steps, according to a recent survey.

In a poll released Aug. 25 of attendees at the annual conference of the Association for Information Communications Technology Professionals in Higher Education (ACUTA), 65 percent of respondents said their schools have bought new equipment, launched online education programs, implemented policies, or are otherwise moving to reduce energy usage and help the environment.

Of those schools that haven't yet gone green, three-fourths have at least looked into how to be more environmentally sensitive but are being held back by budget


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