Well, thanks to the Sierra Club, you can now get some idea of how DC Area universities stack up against the others across the nation. In their 5th annual survey, the Sierra Club sent out a 12-page questionnaire to 940 universities across the US with queries on purchasing practices, waste disposal, transport, energy etc. Unfortunately, only 118 schools responded to the questionnaire. Universities in DC scored fairly high – with American University ranking 26th and GW ranking 30ieth. Maryland came in at 20ieth. It seems Howard, Georgetown and George Mason were among the non responders. For a full listing of all schools that responded and the methodology used to rank them, check out the details on the online version of the Sierra Club Magazine.