For the third year in a row, Vanderbilt University has been included in The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014. The book is available as a free download.
Schools were chosen for the guide 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.
“Our continued inclusion in the Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges, with scores in the high 90s, categorizes Vanderbilt as a university that strives to continually improve our environmental impact both locally and globally,” said Andrea George, director of Vanderbilt’s Sustainability and Environmental Management Office. “[rquote]Prospective students are more committed to sustainability and responsible community citizenship than ever before, making Vanderbilt’s reputation for excellence in this area more important than ever.”[/rquote]
The guide is produced in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council, an organization dedicated to changing the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life.