The University of Washington has been named to the Princeton Review’s Green Honor Roll with a perfect Green Rating for the fifth consecutive year.
Since The Princeton Review started the Green Rating program, the UW has earned the highest possible 99 rating and has been named to the Green Honor Roll seven out of eight years. This year the UW is one of 24 schools to earn the recognition out of 804 schools ranked.
"The University of Washington's commitment to sustainability is important, especially for our students. Students are leading change across the university, and we're proud our efforts have been recognized by The Princeton Review's Green Honor Roll," said Ruth Johnston, Associate Vice President, UW Sustainability.
The Princeton Review's Green Ratings are part of the organization's annual college rankings. According to a recent survey of nearly 10,000 students by The Princeton Review, 61% said having information about a college’s commitment to the environment would impact their decision to apply to or attend a school.
The rating criteria covers three primary areas: whether a school’s students have a campus 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 school’s overall commitment to environmental issues. Information is taken from an institutional survey, including questions on energy use, food, buildings, transportation, academic offerings and sustainability action plans.