The Princeton Review's Guide to 286 Green Colleges is an excellent resource if you or your son or daughter are in the process of selecting a college. I am planning to use it to contact all New York City metro area schools about some ideas I have for on-campus urban greenscaping programs.
(download the guide - 4-part PDF)
This is a guide to 286 U.S. colleges and universities that have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to sustainability.
While it differs from our Best Colleges guidebooks in that it does not report information based on our surveys of students attending the schools, it very much embodies our philosophy that finding your “best fit” school means looking at everything from the school’s academic offerings to its extracurricular options and now, even its commitment to going green.
We recognize that there is a rising interest among students in attending colleges that practice, teach, and support environmentally responsible choices. Among the almost 16,000 college applicants and parents of applicants The Princeton Review surveyed for its 2009 College Hopes & Worries Survey, 66 percent of respondents said they would value having information about a college's commitment to the environment. Moreover, of that cohort, 24 percent said such information would “very much” impact their decision to apply to or attend the school. Read more...