Clark U. profiled in Princeton Review 2014 ‘green colleges’ guide

Green Guide 2014 CoverClark University is one of the 332 most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada, according to The Princeton Review. The University is included in the education services company’s just-released “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges.”

Published April 17, a few days before the April 22 celebration of Earth Day, the 216-page guide is the only free comprehensive resource of its kind: it can be downloaded from the Princeton Review or the Center for Green Schools.

“Clark is proud of being included in every Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges since the Guide has been published,” said Jenny Isler, Clark’s sustainability coordinator. “We are equally proud of the students, faculty and staff who work together to advance sustainability on campus, in our neighborhood and across the globe. ‘Challenge Convention, Change Our World’ is more than a slogan. It means that Clark prepares students in a ‘living laboratory’ of inquiry and innovation while on campus to better meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world.”

Visit Sustainable Clark online to learn more about Clark’s strategies to reduce its carbon footprint while strengthening many of its existing sustainability practices, and much more.

The 332 school profiles in the guide feature essential information for applicants — facts and stats on school demographics, admission, and financial aid — plus write-ups on the schools’ 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.

In the guide’s profile on Clark University, The Princeton Review highlights the University’s “many green campus features that started with student initiative,” including the co-generation plant, Recycling Crew, award-winning composting program, the Clark Community Thrift Store, and an institutional commitment to sustainability.

The Princeton Review chose the schools for this guide based on a survey it conducted in 2013 of administrators at hundreds of four-year colleges to measure the schools’ commitment to the environment and to sustainability. The institutional survey included questions on the schools’ course offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation.

The Princeton Review created its “Guide to 332 Green Colleges” in partnership with the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

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