News Release: Sustainability, University News

Jul. 29,  2008

Emory Selected for '2009 Green Rating Honor Roll'

News Article ImageEmory's Mathematics and Science Center is one of Emory's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified buildings.

Emory University has been selected for Princeton Review's "2009 Green Rating Honor Roll," a list honoring 11 colleges and universities that each received the highest scores under the Review's new "Green Rating" of colleges. The review of environmental criteria in higher education is a first for the Princeton Review, which typically publishes resources for students to select and apply to colleges.

The ranking included 534 schools that provided data collected from surveys during the 2007-08 academic year concerning their environmentally related policies, practices and academic offerings.

According to Princeton Review, the criteria for evaluation covered: "1. whether the school's students have a campus quality of life that is healthy and sustainable; 2. how well the school is preparing its students for employment and citizenship in a world defined by environmental challenges; and 3. the school's overall commitment to environmental issues."

According to Princeton Review, some of the sustainable items in the surveys included energy use, recycling, food, buildings, transportation and environmental academic offerings.

In addition to Emory, the 10 other colleges listed were (in alphabetical order):

Arizona State University at the Tempe campus
Bates College (Lewiston, Maine)
Binghamton University (State Univ. of New York at Binghamton)
College of the Atlantic (Bar Harbor, Maine)
Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, Ga.)
Harvard College (Cambridge, Mass.)
University of New Hampshire (Durham, N.H.)
University of Oregon (Eugene, Ore.)
University of Washington (Seattle, Wash.)
Yale University (New Haven, Conn.)

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