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Green Honor Roll Salutes 15 Colleges

The Princeton Review Gives 697 Colleges “Green” Ratings

20833-bigthumbnailThe Princeton Review is known for its education services helping students choose and get into colleges. On July 27 it reported its second annual Green Ratings of colleges: a measure of how environmentally friendly the institutions are on a scale of 60 to 99.

Green Ratings for 697 institutions based on data it collected from the colleges in 2008-09 concerning their environmentally related policies, practices, and academic offerings.

The criteria for the rating cover three broad 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.
3. The school’s overall commitment to environmental issues.

The institutional survey for the rating included ten questions on everything from energy use, recycling, food, buildings, and transportation to academic offerings (availability of environmental studies degrees and courses) and action plans and goals concerning greenhouse gas emission reductions.

15 institutions (eight private and seven public colleges) that received the highest possible rating score of 99.

The Princeton Review’s 2010 Green Rating Honor Roll:

(in alphabetical order)

Arizona State University at the Tempe campus
Bates College (Lewiston ME)
Binghamton University (State Univ. of New York at Binghamton)
College of the Atlantic (Bar Harbor ME)
Colorado College (Colorado Springs CO)
Dickinson College (Carlisle PA)
Evergreen State College (Olympia WA)
Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta)
Harvard College (Cambridge MA)
Middlebury College (Middlebury VT)
Northeastern University (Boston MA)
University of California – Berkeley
University of New Hampshire (Durham)
University of Washington (Seattle)
Yale University (New Haven CT)

The Princeton Review ( developed its Green Rating criteria and institutional survey in 2007 with ecoAmerica (, a non-profit environmental organization that continues to participate in this project.

….as the green future unfolds!

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  1. Barbara Says:

    It’s great to see colleges stepping up to the plate. Congrats to these 15 that met the criteria at 99%. That’s awesome!
    .-= Barbara´s last blog ..Relax With Barbara On Wednesday 49 =-.

  2. Karen Says:

    Kudos to them. I notice that none are in Indiana. Pooh.

  3. vein Says:

    It is good to see some colleges leading by example 🙂
    .-= vein´s last blog ..The Food of Love =-.

  4. Wilson Pon Says:

    It looks like the colleges/universities are showing their concern on the green, Linda! It’s a good headstart for the whole human race…

  5. Amy Says:

    I had no idea that this list existed or that colleges were making such an effort to go green. This is great information, and I am sure that is may weigh in greatly on parent’s choices of where to send their kids to college.

  6. Toner Recycler Says:

    School is probably the best place to inculcate love of the environment. These schools can lead all the students by example in caring for the environment. The awards will only encourage them to continue and hopefully other school will follow suit, not just for the recognition, but for genuine affection to the environment.

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