High school juniors and seniors who are interested in attending a college with both a solid academic program as well as a comprehensive sustainability plan should browse "The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2012 Edition." This year marks the third year that The Princeton Review has published a free guidebook that focuses solely on environmentally responsible colleges.
The guide, which was created by The Princeton Review and the U.S. Green Building Council, features colleges in both the United States and Canada that have comprehensive sustainability plans in place. The guidebook examines a variety of eco-minded topics included LEED certified buildings, clean energy use, recycling programs and environmental studies programs.
Schools appearing in the 2012 green college guide each scored a minimum of 83 points on a scale of 60 to 99. Scores were tabulated based on surveys that were completed by more than 700 colleges and the top 322 colleges made the official green college guide.
The top-scoring schools, those receiving the maximum score of 99, appeared on the 2012 Green College Honor Roll. The new guide includes information about the schools on the Honor Roll as well as the other schools receiving a score of 83 or higher.
Learn more about the top green colleges by downloading The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2012 Edition.
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