Furman Selected for Inclusion in Princeton Review's Guide to 311 Green Colleges
GREENVILLE, S.C.—For the second consecutive year, Furman University has been recognized as one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges with its inclusion in the 2011 edition of the Princeton Review’s Guide to 311 Green Colleges.
According to the Princeton Review, the guide profiles 311 colleges and universities that have demonstrated a “notable commitment to sustainability.” The free, comprehensive guide is produced in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council.
In selecting institutions for inclusion in the guide, a school’s sustainability efforts were examined in areas thought to be most important to students: (1) whether students have a campus quality of life that is both healthy and sustainable; (2) how well a school is preparing students for employment in the green economy; and (3) how environmentally responsible a school’s policies are.
In addition to its profile in the guide, Furman was one of 10 schools featured in a section called “Stories from Campus,” which looks at how schools are creatively addressing areas such as curriculum, transportation and student involvement.
“For proof of Furman's leadership in green building,” the guide said, “one need not look further than the university’s innovative David E. Shi Center for Sustainability. The core mission of the Center is to promote the study of sustainability both on campus and in the greater community.”
The Princeton Review’s Guide to 311 Green Colleges can be downloaded online. Furman’s profile is on page 72 and the “Stories from Campus” feature is on page 189.
Furman has been widely recognized for its ongoing commitment to sustainability. In addition to being a charter signatory to the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, the university has been named a Campus Sustainability Leader by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education and a Climate Action Leader by Clean Air-Cool Planet. During the past decade, Furman has completed a sustainability master plan, founded the David E. Shi Center for Sustainability, built the first LEED-certified building in South Carolina and created an undergraduate major in Sustainability Science.
For more information, contact Furman’s News and Media Relations office at 864-294-3107.