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18 colleges and universities named to Princeton Review’s 2010 Green Rating Honor Roll for maintaining the most sustainable practices, policies and course offerings among all campuses rated for their environmental friendliness.
This year more than 700 schools, the most in the magazine’s history, submitted environmental information that was scored on a scale of 60 (the lowest possible score) to 99 (the highest possible score). 18 honor roll schools scored a 99.
Since 2007 the Princeton Review, in conjunction with the nonprofit organization ecoAmerica, survey grades colleges and universities on three main criteria: whether students have a 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 institution’s overall commitment to environmental issues. The survey also posts questions in 10 areas, such as recycling, energy use, food, buildings, academic offerings, and action plans and goals concerning carbon emission reduction.
The 18 colleges and universities in Alphabetical order are as follows:
· Arizona State University, Tempe
· College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, Maine
· The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Wash.
· Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta
· Harvard College, Cambridge, Mass.
· Northeastern University, Boston, Mass.
· Northland College, Ashland, Wisc.
· State University of New York – Binghamton University
· Unity College, Unity, Maine
· 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, Conn.