Ursinus Included in Princeton Review Green Colleges

Ursinus College is included in the downloadable book, The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges, published by The Princeton Review.

The Princeton Review, in collaboration with the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), released the fourth annual edition of its free guidebook citing the most environmentally responsible “green colleges.”

The Princeton Review Green CollegesThe Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges 2013 edition profiles 320 schools in the U.S. and two in Canada that demonstrate notable commitments to sustainability in academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation. The Green Rating is a score from 60 to 99 tallied from a survey conducted each year. Of 806 schools with Green Rating scores, the 322 schools chosen for the guide earned scores of 83 or higher. More information can be found at http://www.princetonreview.com/green.

The book, which can be downloaded at www.princetonreview.com/green-guide and at www.centerforgreenschools.org/greenguide, states that Ursinus has made “important strides” in campus sustainability practices, including the organic garden, wetlands and bike-sharing program. It describes support for students in the Environmental Studies major and minor, and some of the work of the Fellows.

Robert Franek, senior vice president and publisher, noted that today’s college-bound students have a “significant interest” in green issues. Among 9,955 college applicants who participated in a “College Hopes & Worries Survey,” 62 percent said having information about a school’s commitment to the environment would influence their decision to apply to or attend the school.

Founded in 1981, The Princeton Review is a privately held education services company headquartered in Framingham, Mass. The US Green Building Council is committed to cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings.