The Princeton Review announced its 2012 Green Rating Honor Roll and OSU once again made the list!
After rating 768 colleges and scoring them on “environmentally related practices, policies and academic offerings,” only 16 colleges received a top score of 99. OSU, which has been recognized for its sustainability efforts and accomplishments before, is the only Oregon college who made the list. Congrats to all the people and programs that made this happen!
Some excerpts from the Princeton Review’s press release:
Said Robert Franek, Princeton Review Senior VP / Publisher, “We commend the administrators, faculty and students at the schools on our Green Rating Honor Roll for their exemplary commitments to the environment… We are pleased to play a role in helping students identify, apply to, and get into these schools.”
Franek noted the rising interest among students in attending green colleges. Among 8,200 college applicants The Princeton Review surveyed this year for its annual “College Hopes & Worries Survey,” 69% said having information about a college’s commitment to the environment would impact their decision to apply to or attend a school.
Criteria for Princeton Review’s Green Rating cover three areas: 1/ whether the school’s students have a campus quality of life that is healthy and sustainable, 2/ how well the school is preparing its students for employment and citizenship in a world defined by environmental challenges, and 3/ the school’s overall commitment to environmental issues.
The institutional survey for the rating included questions on energy use, recycling, food, buildings, and transportation as well as academic offerings and action plans for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The Princeton Review developed its Green Rating with ecoAmerica (www.ecoamerica.org), a non-profit environmental organization, in 2007-08.
The Princeton Review dedicated a resource area on its site www.princetonreview.com/green for students interested in attending a green college…
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