5 Canadian institutions among North America's greenest

May 26, 2015

Five Canadian universities are among the greenest in North America, according to The Princeton Review's Guide to 353 Green Colleges. The guide assigns institutions a "Green Rating" of between 60 and 99. Only those achieving scores of higher than 83 appear on the list of 353. The University of Victoria received the highest score among Canadian institutions with 99; it was followed by the University of Calgary (97), Western University (91), UBC (90), and the University of Windsor (83). Scores are based on factors including the percentage of food expenditures allocated to local, organic, or environmentally preferable food; the presence of environmentally friendly transit options; the school's waste-diversion rate; and the existence of a formal sustainability committee on campus. uCalgary News Release | Full Guide