UC Santa Cruz is one of 21 colleges receiving the Princeton Review's highest score (99) in its fifth annual "Green Ratings."
UCSC was cited for its commitment to sustainability in academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities, and career preparation.
Green Ratings is an informative reference for the rising interest in the quality of campus life. A university's commitment to the environment has proven to have an impact on student application and acceptance decisions, the Princeton Review has found.
The Green Rating scores were calculated based on an institutional survey that addressed questions ranging from new green buildings to action plans for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The criteria also covered three areas: healthy, sustainable campus life, student preparation for future environmental challenges, and an institution’s overall commitment to environmental issues.
UCSC’s highest ranking among the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges, exemplifies one of the university’s core values. A socially conscious institution encourages students and faculty to improve sustainable practices on campus by providing resources to create world citizens.
UCSC’s place on the “Green Honor Roll” can be found in the Princeton Review guidebook along with impressive green initiatives that are leading the campus towards its goal of zero waste by 2020.