Westminster Named one of the Nation's "Greenest Colleges" by The Princeton Review

Apr 22, 2014

April 22, 2014 The college celebrated the announcement during the 2014 Earth Day event SALT LAKE CITY - For the third year in a row, Westminster is proud to announce its inclusion in the Princeton Review's 2014 "Guide to 322 Green Colleges." The college celebrated the announcement during its 2014 Earth Day event on April 22, 2014. Westminster's Environmental Center kicked off the celebration with the Bicycle Collective's pedal-powered smoothie bike and offered free smoothies to the campus. Earth Day 2014 included electronic waste recycling, reused crafts, and a chance for students to measure the "green" point average. More than 25 campus and community groups were present at this year's event. "As one of the country's greenest colleges, Westminster has worked hard to be a model for sustainability," said Kerry Case, director of Westminster's Environmental Center. "Earth Day is one of our favorite ways to promote environmental awareness and engagement throughout our campus, and we hope this year's event helped educate and connect students and the environmental community." "Westminster is also very proud to have been selected again as one of the 322 most environmentally responsible colleges in the country by the Princeton Review," added Case. Some of the Westminster's past Earth Day events have included the launch of the college's free bike program, Westminster Wheels; the announcement of the Princeton Review's top green college rating and the STARS (Sustainability Tracking and Rating System) Silver rating; the unveiling of the first-ever solar panel installation on a Utah college campus; tours of the campus chicken coop and organic garden; and the opening of Westminster's Bicycle Collective, to name a few. For more information on Westminster's environmental programs, visit www.westminstercollege.edu/environmental_center/.

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About Westminster

Westminster is a private, independent, and comprehensive college in Salt Lake City, Utah. Students experience the liberal arts blended with professional programs in an atmosphere dedicated to civic engagement. With the goal of enabling its graduates to live vibrant, just, and successful lives, Westminster provides transformational learning experiences for both undergraduate and graduate students in a truly student-centered environment. Faculty focus on teaching, learning, and developing distinctive, innovative programs, while students thrive on Westminster’s urban Sugar House campus within minutes of the Rocky Mountains.

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