The University of Washington has again been named to the Princeton Review’s Green Honor Roll, receiving a perfect score for the 2012-13 academic year. This marks the fifth year the UW has achieved this distinction.
The Princeton Review—known for its education services helping students choose and get into colleges—annually measures the sustainability of higher education institutions. This “Green Rating” includes environmentally-related practices, policies and academic offerings.
The UW was among 22 institutions to receive the highest honor, out of 832 universities and colleges reviewed.
“We are extremely proud of the sustainability efforts of our community,” said Michael K. Young, UW president. “This honor shows we are making a measurable difference—both in how we are living and how we are teaching others through how we are living.”
The UW consistently ranks among the top environmentally-friendly schools in the United States. In addition to the Princeton Review, the UW recently placed 12th out of 162 on the Sierra Club’s “Greenest Colleges” list.