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August 14, 2013

UW garners highest score possible, named again to Green Honor Roll

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The University of Washington has again been named to the Princeton Review’s Green Honor Roll, receiving the highest score possible for the 2012-13 academic year. This marks the fifth year the UW has achieved this distinction.

Princeton Review Green College Honor Roll badgeThe Princeton Review – known for its education services helping students choose and get into colleges – annually measures the sustainability of higher education institutions. This green rating  considers such things as environmentally-related practices, policies and academic offerings.

The UW was among 22 institutions to receive the highest honor, out of 832 universities and colleges reviewed.

“We are extremely proud of the sustainability efforts of our community,” said Michael K. Young, UW president. “This honor shows we are making a measurable difference – both in how we are living and how we are teaching others through how we are living.”

The UW, included last year on  more than half a dozen lists commending sustainability, also recently placed 12th out of 162 on the Sierra Club’s “Cool Schools” list.