Vanderbilt featured in Princeton Review’s guide to ‘green’ colleges

(Vanderbilt University)

Vanderbilt has been included in The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2013. The book is available as a free download.

The Princeton Review chose schools according to their course offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation to measure their commitment to the environment and to sustainability.

Vanderbilt’s multiple sustainability initiatives and programs are highlighted, including the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office, environmental student groups like SPEAR and the Alternative Energy Club, the range of environmental and sustainability course offerings, Vanderbilt’s commitment to LEED-certified new construction and a variety of recycling and clean commute initiatives.

“Vanderbilt’s inclusion in the Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges is the result of the attention and hard work of the many students, staff and faculty involved in various sustainability initiatives throughout campus,” said Andrea George, director of Vanderbilt’s Sustainability and Environmental Management Office. [rquote]“Hundreds of people involved in all different facets of the university are making small changes in how they operate and do business.[/rquote] Those small changes are adding up to big improvements in our environmental impact.”

The Princeton Review created its “Guide to 322 Green Colleges” in partnership with the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, with support from United Technologies Corp.