Whittier College Featured in "Princeton Review's Guide to 286 Green Colleges"

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Whittier College featured in Princeton Review's Guide to 286 Green CollegesWhittier College is one of the country's most environmentally-responsible colleges according to The Princeton Review. The nationally-known education services company selected Whittier for inclusion in a unique resource it has created for college applicants — The Princeton Review's Guide to 286 Green Colleges.

Developed by The Princeton Review in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council, the Guide to 286 Green Colleges is the first, free comprehensive guidebook focused solely on institutions of higher education who have demonstrated an above average commitment to sustainability in terms of campus infrastructure, activities and initiatives.

Whittier College joins the ranks of outstanding universities and colleges nationwide that are leading the "green" movement through their own special programs and initiatives.

"Students and their parents are becoming more and more interested in learning about and attending colleges and universities that practice, teach and support environmental responsibility," said Robert Franek, senior vice president and publisher, The Princeton Review.

In addition, Whittier College is part of a national college initiative to reduce its carbon footprint; as part of this initiative, the College is participating in a program offered by the National Association of Environmental Lawyers that provides guidance and examples from other participating institutions about how the college can reduce its carbon emissions. To read more click here.