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The Princeton Review Names CWRU Among Greenest Schools

Date Released: 22 April 2015

Princeton Review Green Guide 2015 coverOver the past decade, Earth Day has morphed into Earth Week and even into Earth Month. It’s a busy time in the world of Sustainability but we’ve got some news to share and hope you will join us to celebrate!

CWRU has been again named in The Princeton Review’s sixth annual Green Guide. We’re listed as one of the 356 most environmentally responsible colleges of 2015 and we’re feeling really good about it. Download the guide and check us out on page 57.

We spent a lot of time this Winter collecting information from individuals on campus who work to make the University a greener place. We reported on more than 25 sustainability-related commitments, policies, practices and programs that were weighted in the assessment, generating a score of 95, up six points from the year before. We talked to faculty, researchers, dining services, facilities, landscaping, purchasing and more. We tallied up data on waste and commuting and sent off info on how many people live, work and learn here. The results don’t lie: our campus community is doing a lot to keep us green and we’re doing it right.

Stephanie Corbett, CWRU Director of Sustainability, states “We are so pleased to have the University be selected for the Green Guide again this year. We are always striving to deepen our sustainability efforts and these rankings help showcase work by many individuals and departments.”

Princeton Review finds that over 60% of teens looking for colleges care about their potential Alma Mater’s commitment to the environment. We think that’s cool and hope they pick CWRU!

The profiles in the Guide to Green Colleges provide information about each school’s admission requirements, cost and financial aid, and student body stats.  Also included are “Green Facts” about the schools with details on the availability of green transportation alternatives at the schools and the percentage of the school food budgets spent on local/organic food.

To check out Case Western’s full rankings and scores from 2014 visit, http://www.princetonreview.com/schools/1023430/college/case-western-reserve-university#!campuslife and scroll to sustainability. See the rest of the schools’ results and stats at www.princetonreview.com/green-guide. You will be required to create a username and password.

The Princeton Review chose the colleges based on “Green Rating” scores (from 60 to 99) that the company tallied in summer 2014 for 861 colleges using data from its 2013-14 survey of school administrators. The survey asked them to report on their school’s sustainability-related policies, practices, and programs. More than 25 data points were weighted in the assessment. Schools with Green Rating scores of 83 or higher made it into this guide. Most of the schools (347) in this edition are in the U.S. Five are in Canada. One is in Egypt. Information about Princeton Review’s Green Rating and its Green Honor Roll saluting schools that received the highest possible rating score, 99, is at www.princetonreview.com/green-guide.