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UVic only Canadian university named on The Princeton Review's Green Rating Honor Roll

Fri, 2014-08-08 10:49

The Princeton Review has tallied Green Rating scores for 861 colleges in the US and Canada, and UVic is in the top 24 schools listed on the company’s 2015 “Green Rating Honor Roll.”

Only those schools that achieved a perfect score of 99 in the Green Ratings were named to the honour roll, based on criteria in three broad areas:

  1. healthy and sustainable campus life;
  2. preparation of students for employment in a world defined by environmental challenges; and
  3. the school’s overall commitment to environmental issues.

The Princeton Review based scores on information obtained through institutional surveys. For UVic, that information came from its Feb. 2014 Gold level rating in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS)—an international framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

In describing UVic’s sustainability initiatives, the Princeton Review highlighted the campus efforts with recycling, composting and water management, along with its attention to environmentally sensitive landscaping management practices.

See the Princeton Review press release for more information.