Survey profiles schools that demonstrate exemplary commitments to sustainability in their academics, campus infrastructure, activities, and career preparation
The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition, has recognized the University of California, Riverside as one of the top green colleges in North America. This survey was conducted in collaboration with the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and appears in the annual, downloadable book that was released on April 17, 2014.
UCR received a green rating of 93 points out of a possible 99. UCR has appeared in the guide in each of the five years it has been published. “UCR is proud to have been included once again in Princeton Review Green College Guide – our fifth year in a row to make it,” said Director of Sustainability John Cook. “Next year we will move the needle with 4 MW of on-site solar, 16 LEED Certified Buildings and a 3% reduction in overall potable water use.”
The Princeton Review chose the schools for this guide based on a 50-question survey it conducted in 2013 of administrators at hundreds of four-year colleges across the United States and Canada. Survey data included the schools’ course offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation to measure their commitment to the environment and to sustainability.
UC Riverside’s green initiative is an outstanding example of the Seizing Our Destiny Pillar, catalyst for innovation. By making this admirable list of green colleges all five years it has been published, UCR has established a reputation that many schools aspire to gain in the future. Creativity and innovation permeate all that we do in Riverside, which makes our community a trendsetter for the region, California, and the world to follow.
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