The University of Washington has been named to The Princeton Review's Green Honor Roll for the sixth straight year, receiving the highest possible score.
The UW was one of 21 colleges and universities who earned a perfect score in the Green Rating system out of 640 schools reviewed.
"UW students are passionate about making the world a better place; they expect our campus to be a sustainability leader and push us to innovate solutions that meet the needs of both people and planet," said Lisa Graumlich, Dean of the College of the Environment and Chair of the UW Environmental Stewardship Committee. "This award is a testament to the dedication of countless teams and individuals who’ve made possible every sustainability success at the UW."
The Princeton Review annually releases its Green Honor Roll list as part of the company's annual college rankings. The ratings attempt to measure how well schools provide a healthy and sustainable quality of life for students, how well they prepare students for a world defined by environmental concerns and opportunities, and how environmentally responsible their policies are.
The ratings include questions on areas such as waste diversion, commuting options, local and sustainable food options, new building construction practices and whether the school has a formal committee with participation from students that is devoted to advancing sustainability on campus, among other areas.
For more information, see The Princeton Review's Green Honor Roll list.