Centre again named one of Princeton Review’s top
April 28, 2011 By Leigh Cocanougher
Building Council, has just named Centre College one of the top-
rated green colleges in the country for the second consecutive
The Centre community garden (above) is maintained by the
Garden Research through Organic Ways of Sustainability
(GROWS) project, one of the many campus-wide green efforts.
For the second consecutive year, The Princeton Review, in collaboration with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), has named Centre College one of the top-rated green colleges in the country.
Centre is one of 308 U.S. colleges profiled in The Princeton Review's Guide to 311 Green Colleges: 2011 Edition (three schools from Canada are also featured). The guidebook, first released last spring, praises those schools “that demonstrate notable commitments to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation.”
Robert Franek, senior vice-president of publishing for The Princeton Review, says, “College-bound students are increasingly interested in sustainability issues. Among 8,200 college applicants who participated in our spring 2011 ‘College Hopes and Worries Survey,’ nearly seven out of 10 told us that having information about a school’s commitment to the environment would influence their decision to apply to or attend the school.”
To select the colleges and universities featured in the 2011 edition, The Princeton Review conducted a survey of 703 colleges and universities to tally its annual “Green Rating” scores, which were scaled from 60 to 99. The survey asked administrators more than 50 questions about their institution’s sustainability-related policies, practices and programs. The 311 schools in this year’s guide received scores of 80 or above in that assessment.
From participating in RecycleMania to building sustainable new facilities to hosting convocations on climate change and sustainability, Centre is firmly committed to sustainability, environmentally friendly practices, and energy conservation. To find out more about the many ways in which Centre is green, click here.
To read The Princeton Review’s Guide to 311 Green Colleges, click here.