With climate change affecting everything around us from gas prices to crazy weather patterns in NoCo, it's awesome to see that our local institutions are making changes for the better-- including our higher education.

Colorado State University ranked #7 on the list of the 50 Best Alternative Energy Colleges in the U.S. But what does that mean?

According to GreatValueColleges.net, "thanks to its solar power adoption and innovation, Colorado State University believes that it will be powered by 100% renewable electricity by the year 2030."

The site notes that Sierra Club also named CSU the fourth most sustainable campus in America, so the green and gold is obviously doing something right. Let's raise a glass to greener higher education, and further innovation in Northern Colorado.