HigherEdMorning.comThe Princeton Review's 'green' ratings

The Princeton Review’s ‘green’ ratings

August 21, 2009 by Geneva Reid
Posted in: Going Green, In this week's e-newsletter, Latest News & Views

More than a dozen colleges earned a perfect score in The Princeton Review’s “green” ratings.

The 697 colleges were ranked on the basis of: health and sustainability of campus life, preparation offered by the school for dealing with environmental challenges, and commitment to environmental concerns.

Click here to see the 15 schools that earned perfect scores.

Here’s what gave some of the schools high marks:

  • University of California-Berkeley – Campus dining offers organic salad bars, and the school uses the first food vendor to earn organic certification.
  • Middlebury College – Each year, the school uses sustainably produced wood chips instead of 1 million gallons of fuel oil.
  • Bates College – Dining services recycles or reuses more than 80% of its waste, and the school uses electricity from 100% renewable sources.
  • Harvard University – Fuels some of its vehicles at its own biodiesel filling station.
  • Arizona State University – The school has a separate college offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in sustainability issues.

Although this is only the second year The Prince Review is giving green ratings, it’s worth mentioning 30% more schools were included this year.

What’s your school doing to go green? Let us know in the comments section below.

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