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Willamette University featured in Princeton Review green college guide

The Princeton Review’s 2011 “Guide to 311 Green Colleges” names Willamette University as one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges.

Created in collaboration with the U.S. Green Building Council, the guide profiles colleges and universities that demonstrate notable commitments to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation.

The feature adds to Willamette's national recognition for sustainability efforts. The National Wildlife Federation recently ranked Willamette first in the nation among colleges and universities for sustainability activities, and Willamette is among Sierra magazine’s top “Cool Schools” for a commitment to the environment.

The new guidebook highlights Willamette’s Sustainability Council and Center for Sustainable Communities, as well as its commitment to green building — both Kaneko Commons and Ford Hall have achieved LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council — among other initiatives.

Read more about Willamette's sustainability programs at www.willamette.edu/about/initiatives/sustainability. View the Princeton Review guide at www.princetonreview.com/green-guide.aspx or www.centerforgreenschools.org/greenguide.

 

04-20-2011