06 August 2010

Princeton Review names eighteen schools to its ‘2011 Green Rating Honor Roll'

Earlier this week, we reported Green Mountain College’s near perfect score of 98—out of a possible 99—in Princeton Review’s Green Rating. Although that is definitely a fantastic tally, eighteen other schools beat out the Vermont liberal arts institution by attaining a perfect score of 99 and earning a spot on the Princeton Review’s “2011 Green Rating Honor Roll”.

The Princeton Review used three separate factors for its Green Rating system including “whether the school’s students have a campus quality of life that is healthy and sustainable, how well the school is preparing its students for employment and citizenship in a world defined by environmental challenges, and the school's overall commitment to environmental issues.”

Congratulations go out to the following institutions:
(in alphabetical order)

Arizona State University (Tempe)
College of the Atlantic (Bar Harbor ME)
The Evergreen State College (Olympia WA)
Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta)
Harvard College (Cambridge MA)
Northeastern University (Boston MA)
Northland College (Ashland WI)
State University of New York - Binghamton University
Unity College (Unity ME)
University of California – Berkeley
University of California – Santa Barbara
University of California – Santa Cruz
University of Georgia (Athens)
University of Maine (Orono)
University of Maryland – College Park
Warren Wilson College (Asheville NC)
West Virginia University (Morgantown)
Yale University (New Haven CT)

Securing a spot on the Honor Roll was quite an accomplishment considering that 703 colleges and universities took part in the Green Rating.

"We commend the administrators, faculty and students at the schools on our Green Rating Honor Roll for their exemplary commitments to the environment," said Robert Franek, Princeton Review Senior VP / Publisher. "Also we thank the 703 institutions that supplied us with data we requested to tally their Green Rating scores this year. We are pleased to play a role in helping students identify, apply to, and get into these schools."

If your Alma Mater didn't make the list there is always next year. Do you hear that KSU?

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