TU named to Princeton Review's Guide to 286 Green Colleges
New guidebook profiles TU as one of most environmentally responsible U.S. colleges
TOWSON, Md. (April 20, 2010)—TU is one of the country’s most environmentally responsible campuses, according to The Princeton Review’s Guide to 286 Green Colleges, a guidebook focused solely on institutions of higher education that have demonstrated an above-average commitment to sustainability in terms of campus infrastructure, activities and initiatives. TU was one of eight Maryland schools selected for inclusion.
TU was recognized for its “Go Green” campaign, which includes offering students transportation alternatives such as off-campus shuttles and Zipcars, and for a commitment to having new construction LEED-silver certified.
The Princeton Review developed the guidebook in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council, based on a survey of hundreds of colleges nationwide. From solar panel study rooms to the percentage of budget spent on local/organic food, the guidebook looks at an institution’s commitment to environmental literacy programs; formal sustainability committees; use of renewable energy resources; recycling and conservation programs, and other green initiatives.
TU is one of 286 schools that received “green rating” scores in the 80th or higher percentile, when The Princeton Review analyzed 697 schools for its summer 2009 online college profiles and annual college guidebooks.The “green rating” is a numerical score from 60–99 based on several data points. The guidebook does not rank schools hierarchically based on “green rating” scores.