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Rhodes Makes The Princeton Review’s Green Colleges Guidebook

Publication Date: 4/20/2010

Rhodes College is one of the schools appearing in The Princeton Review′s Guide to 286 Green Colleges.

Just in time for the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day (April 22), the free guide profiles some of the nation’s most environmentally-responsible campuses and is based on a survey of hundreds of colleges nationwide. The U.S. Green Building Council partnered with The Princeton Review to produce the guide.

Rhodes’ “green” profile is included in the guide and also is accessible on USA TODAY’s website.

“Our research has shown that students and their parents are becoming more and more interested in learning about and attending universities and colleges that practice, teach and support environmental responsibility,” said Robert Franek, senior vice president and publisher, The Princeton Review. “We created this guide to help them evaluate how institutions focus on environmental responsibility so they can make informed decisions as they move through the college assessment and application process.”

Rhodes has an Environmental Planning Cooperative to create and maintain a collaboration of environmental stewardship on campus, and it also participates in the Green Power Switch Program, Tennessee Pollution Prevention Partnership, and American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment. In addition, students have conducted environmental audits and research projects on sustainability, and they run a campus bike program and participate each year in the nationwide Recyclemania.

Links to other green efforts at Rhodes:
Environmental Studies Program
Green Rhodes Eco Tip
Environmental Student Associates
Rhodes Community Garden
Sunday Bike Rides

Tags: Campus Life, Events, Honors, Students


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