Every year the Princeton Review prepares a list of the top green colleges from around the U.S. Results from surveys sent to 804 colleges along with other important factors resulted in 2016’s Green Honor Roll.
A panel of experts took a thorough look into each college or university’s student life to determine if the campus life for students is healthy and sustainable. They also took into consideration how the schools are preparing the students for employment in the clean-energy economy and how environmentally responsible the school’s policies and facility operations are.
Participating schools are asked to collect data annually in order to properly answer the questions posed by the panel of experts. Questions from the panel explore the LEED certification of new construction or renovations on the campuses. Also, the panel looks at the schools efforts to offer programs to advance sustainability.
Colleges and universities on the Green Honor Roll are located all over the country. From Stanford University in California to Colby College in Maine, these 24 schools each earned the highest possible score of 99 in the Princeton Review’s Green Rating tally. These colleges offer environmentally minded cuisine in their restaurants, have LEED Platinum buildings on their campuses, and have elaborate systems to collect rainwater and condensation to use for irrigation around their campuses. They are the best examples of how colleges and universities show their commitment to sustainability.
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