‘Eco U’ makes Green Colleges Guide for fourth straight year

UW-Green Bay is one of the 353 most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada as recognized by Princeton Review.

The education services company profiles UW-Green Bay in the 2015 edition of its free downloadable book, “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 353 Green Colleges.”

The Princeton Review chose the schools for this guide based on a survey it conducted in 2014 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.

Published April 16, a few days before the April 22 celebration of Earth Day, the 218-page guide can be downloaded at www.princetonreview.com/green-guide and www.centerforgreenschools.org/greenguide.

The 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, The Princeton Review says “Eco U has historically strong academic programs in environmental science and environmental policy and planning at both bachelor’s and master’s levels,” mentions various UW-Green Bay courses and research opportunities, along with “green” building design feature and the University’s Environmental Management and Business Institute (EMBI).

UW-Green Bay is one of five of the UW System’s 13 four-year campuses to be included in the 2015 edition. The others are Eau Claire, Milwaukee, Oshkosh and Stevens Point.

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UW-Green Bay listed in Princeton Review’s annual ‘Guide to Green Colleges’

UW-Green Bay has once again found itself included in The Princeton Review’s annual “Guide to Green Colleges.” This year’s list includes 332 schools in the U.S. and Canada that are being recognized for their commitment to the environment and sustainability. In the guide’s profile, The Princeton Review highlights UW-Green Bay’s history as “Eco U,” and says the University’s “support of ecological research is both elaborate and wholehearted.” It mentions various UW-Green Bay courses and research opportunities, along with “green” building design features, and also highlights the Environmental Management and Business Institute (EMBI). Our news release has further details.

‘Eco U’ once again listed in Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges

UW-Green Bay is one of the 332 most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada, according to The Princeton Review.

The education services company profiles UW-Green Bay in the fifth annual edition of its free downloadable book, “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges.”

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.

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 at www.princetonreview.com/green-guide and www.centerforgreenschools.org/greenguide. 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.

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, The Princeton Review highlights UW-Green Bay’s history as “Eco U,” and says the University’s “support of ecological research is both elaborate and wholehearted.” It mentions various UW-Green Bay courses and research opportunities, along with “green” building design features, and also highlights the University’s Environmental Management and Business Institute (EMBI).

Said Rob Franek, Senior VP/Publisher, The Princeton Review, “We are pleased to recommend UW-Green Bay to the many students seeking colleges that practice and promote environmentally-responsible choices and practices.”

Franek noted his Company’s recent survey findings indicating significant interest among college applicants in attending “green” colleges. Of more than 10,000 college applicants who participated in The Princeton Review’s “College Hopes & Worries Survey,” Franek noted, “61 percent said having information about a school’s commitment to the environment would influence their decision to apply to or attend the school.”

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UW-Green Bay makes Princeton Review’s guide to green colleges

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The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay was notified this week it has been selected for inclusion in the free, downloadable book, The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2012 Edition. The publishers bill their product — created in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council — as focusing “solely on colleges that have demonstrated a notable commitment to sustainability.”  They say they chose the 322 schools based on a survey conducted in 2011 of 778 colleges in order to include a green metric in their popular college guidebooks and websites. UW-Green Bay is new to the Green Colleges guide, now in its third year. Schools are listed, but not ranked. Other Wisconsin schools in the guide are Marquette University, Northland College and the UW campuses at Eau Claire, Madison, Milwaukee and Stevens Point. See a state-by-state list.

What it says about ‘Eco U’

The free download requires filling out a form, so here’s a synopsis:
 “UW-Green Bay is affectionately dubbed ‘Eco U,’ and for good reason. ‘Environmental research and applied ecological sciences were the focus of the institution’s educational philosophy at its inception,’ and UW-GB’s support of ecological research is both elaborate and wholehearted.”…  The short writeup also includes mention of EMBI, the Environmental Management Business Institute, and its commitment to education and research regarding local, regional, and global environmental problems… The summary notes UW-Green Bay has “historically strong academic programs” in the environmental sciences at both the bachelor’s and master’s level, and makes specific mention of The Capstone Seminar in the Environmental Science and Policy for tackling topical issues… Also noted are Mary Ann Cofrin Hall and its integrated photovoltaic system, the Cofrin Memorial Arboretum, “a detailed recycling program” and transportation alternatives…  UW-Green Bay is included in the lengthy lists of schools that hold the STARS rating (Oshkosh and River Falls among the UWs) and that are signatories to the ACUPCC pledge (Eau Claire and Stevens Point, too).

You can check out the University’s profile in the guide and download the full guide, click here.