As the nation gears up to celebrate Earth Day on April 22, The Princeton Review, in collaboration with the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), released the third annual edition of its unique, free guidebook saluting the nation's most environmentally responsible "green colleges." ??
"The Princeton Review's Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2012 Edition" profiles 322 institutions of higher education in the U.S. and Canada that demonstrate notable commitments to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation. The 232-page book––the only free, comprehensive, annually updated guide to green colleges––can be downloaded at princetonreview.com/green-guide and centerforgreenschools.org/greenguide.
College applicants using the guide will find in it:
- School profiles with application, admission, financial aid and student enrollment information
- "Green Highlights" write-ups detailing each school's most impressive environmental and sustainability initiatives
- "Green Facts" sidebars reporting statistics and facts on everything from the school's use of renewable energy sources, recycling and conservation programs to the availability of environmental studies programs, and green jobs career guidance
- A glossary of 40+ green terms and acronyms from AASHE to "zero waste"
- Lists identifying schools in the book with various green distinctions - among them: those with LEED-certified buildings and those that are signatories of the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment.
The guidebook also has an introductory section discussing sustainability issues and advice on living green on campus. ??BD+C