Oct 10, 2016
Oct. 10, 2016
Westminster's sustainability efforts recognized in the 2016 "Green Colleges" Guide
SALT LAKE CITY
- Westminster is one of the 361 most environmentally responsible colleges according to The Princeton Review. The company recently featured Westminster in their 2016 "Guide to 361 Green Colleges."
The Princeton Review chose the school for their seventh annual edition based on data from the company's 2015-16 survey of hundreds of four-year colleges concerning the schools' commitments to the environment and sustainability.
"We are thrilled that our green efforts continue to be recognized by The Princeton Review, and that our school received a 92 green rating," said Kerry Case, director of Westminster's Environmental Center.
"We realize that prospective students are very interested in school's sustainability efforts, so we take great pride in our programs like our bike collective, our organic garden and chicken coop."
The profiles in The Princeton Review's Guide to 361 Green Colleges provide information about each school's admission requirements, cost, financial aid and student-body statistics. They also include "Green Facts" about the schools with details on the availability of transportation alternatives at the schools and the percentage of the school food budgets spent on local/organic food.
More information on The Princeton Review's green guide can be found at: www.princetonreview.com/green-guide
How Schools Were Chosen for the Guide
The Princeton Review chose the colleges based on "Green Rating" scores (from 60 to 99) that the company tallied in summer 2016 for 640 colleges using data from its 2015-16 survey of school administrators. The survey asked them to report on their school's sustainability-related policies, practices and programs. More than 25 data points were weighted in the assessment. Schools with Green Rating scores of 80 or higher made it into this guide.
Westminster was also named a 2016 "Cool School
" by the Sierra Club for their commitment to environmentalism.
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