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Rhodes Listed Among Princeton Review’s Green Colleges

Publication Date: 4/26/2011

Rhodes College is listed in The Princeton Review′s Guide to 311 Green Colleges. The Princeton Review in collaboration with the U.S. Green Building Council has released the second annual edition of this free guidebook saluting the nation’s most environmentally responsible “green colleges.”

College applicants using the guide will find information such as:

  • School profiles with application, admission, financial aid and student enrollment information
  • Write-ups detailing each school′s environmental and sustainability initiatives
  • A section discussing sustainability issues and advice on living green on campus.

"It is quite an honor for Rhodes College to be among this select group of environmentally responsible colleges," says Lynn Conlee, chair of the Environmental Planning Cooperative. "Thanks to the leadership of President Troutt and his decision in 2007 to be a charter signatory of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, Rhodes has been working diligently to reduce our carbon footprint and create environmental awareness among students, faculty and staff. Our inclusion in the Princeton Guide indicates our efforts are paying off."

Tags: Admissions, Campus Life, Honors, President

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Lynn Conlee April 26, 2011

The Rhodes Environmental Planning Cooperative is working with our dining vendor to "green up" our take-out packaging. A reusable covered plate and tumbler will be available next Fall for all carryout meals. We hope to eliminate disposable carryout packaging completely.

Anonymous April 26, 2011

Uhh, I′m pretty sure I saw styrofoam cups in the cafe..

April 26, 2011

Way to go, Rhodes!!! I feel so good to attend a school where my environmentally-conscious values are shared by the College as a whole.  Congratulations!!!