Berry College is one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S.A. and Canada, according to The Princeton Review.
The well-known education services company selected Berry for inclusion in the just-released second annual edition of its free downloadable book, “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2012 Edition."
“It is a great honor for Berry to be named once again in the Princeton’s Review Guide to Green Colleges,” said Eddie Elsberry, Director of Environmental Compliance and Sustainability. “Berry is a very unique and beautiful campus, offering multiple opportunities for students to make a direct connection with nature, wildlife, the environment and the earth. Berry will continue to advance in sustainable practices and environmental education and it is exciting to know that we are being recognized nationally as a leader of environmental stewardship and green practices.”
The Princeton Review first created this one-of-a-kind resource for college-bound students in 2010 with the U.S. Green Building Council, which is best known for developing the LEED standard for green building certification. In the fall of 2010, the council launched its Center for Green Schools (www.centerforgreenschools.org) to increase its efforts to drive change in how campuses and schools are designed, constructed and operated so that all educational facilities can enhance student learning experiences.
The Princeton Review chose the 322 schools based on a survey it conducted in 2011 of hundreds of colleges across the U.S. and in Canada to tally its annual "Green Rating" scores (scaled from 60 to 99) of colleges for its school profiles in its college guidebooks and website. The 322 schools in this guide received scores of 83 or above in that assessment.
"A green campus can transform the college experience for students through enhanced sustainability education and by creating healthy living and learning environments all while saving energy, water and money as part of an institution’s bottom line," said Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chairman of the council. "We launched the Center for Green Schools at USGBC with a vision of green schools for all within this generation.”
Written by Student Public Relations Assistant McKenzie Reeves