Members of Earlham's Green Science Group install a wind turbine atop Dennis Hall.
Earlham Selected to The Princeton Review's 'Green College' List
April 18, 2013
Earlham College is profiled in "The Princeton Review's Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2013 Edition." Released on April 16, a few days before the April 22 celebration of Earth Day, the 215-page guide is the only free comprehensive resource of its kind.
The Princeton Review, in collaboration with the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) chose the schools for this guide based on a 50-question survey it conducted in 2012 of administrators at hundreds of four-year colleges. The company analyzed data from the survey about the schools' course offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation to measure their commitment to the environment and to sustainability.
Robert Franek, Senior VP/Publisher, The Princeton Review, noted the significant interest today's college-bound students have about green issues. "Among 9,955 college applicants who participated in our 2013 'College Hopes & Worries Survey,' 62 percent said having information about a school's commitment to the environment would influence their decision to apply to or attend the school," he said. "We recommend these schools to all students seeking colleges that practice and promote environmentally-responsible choices, and we commend USGBC and United Technologies Corp. for their continuing support to make this unique resource available for students."
"Selecting a four-year college is a big choice. When we learned that the majority of prospective college students factor a school's commitment to sustainability into their selection criteria, we wanted to ensure we were providing the best information," said Rachel Gutter, director of the Center for Green Schools at USGBC. "We're thrilled to team up with The Princeton Review for the fourth year to offer a guide to help make our future college students' choices a little easier."
The 322 school profiles in the guide feature essential information for applicants – facts and stats on school demographics, admission, financial aid – plus write-ups on the schools' specific sustainability initiatives. A "Green Facts" sidebar reports on a wide range of topics from the school's use of renewable energy sources, recycling and conservation programs to the availability of environmental studies and career guidance for green jobs.