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Warren Wilson College is among 16 colleges and universities nationwide to be included on The Princeton Review’s 2012 Green Rating Honor Roll. WWC is the only private college in the Southeast on the honor roll, having received the review’s highest possible green rating of 99.
According to The Princeton Review’s website, “criteria for the green rating cover three areas: whether the school’s students have a campus quality of life that is healthy and sustainable; how well the school is preparing its students for employment and citizenship in a world defined by environmental challenges; and the school’s overall commitment to environmental issues.”
The website also noted that “the institutional survey for the rating included questions on energy use, recycling, food, buildings, and transportation as well as academic offerings and action plans for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The Princeton Review developed its Green Rating with ecoAmerica, a non-profit environmental organization….” For more information on the 16 schools, listed alphabetically in the review’s 2012 green ratings, go to the following link: http://www.princetonreview.com/green-honor-roll.aspx .
The recognition by The Princeton Review is the latest in a long list of green accolades Warren Wilson has received for its environmental and sustainability initiatives. The college also received top billing regarding the Green Rating Honor Roll on the Earth911.com website.