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Northeastern named to Green Honor Roll, again

8/2/10

Northeastern was among 18 colleges and universities selected from 703 institutions that made the Princeton Review "2010 Green Rating Honor Roll" for its outstanding commitment to campus sustainability through environmental policies, practices, and academic offerings. Each school named to the honor roll received the highest possible score (99) in its Green Rating tallies. This is the second year in a row Northeastern made the list.

Criteria for Princeton Review's Green Rating cover three areas: 1) whether the school's students have a campus quality of life that is healthy and sustainable, 2) how well the school is preparing its students for employment and citizenship in a world defined by environmental challenges, and 3) the school's overall commitment to environmental issues. 

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 (www.ecoamerica.org), a non-profit environmental organization, in 2007-08.