McGill, UBC, UWO listed in Princeton Review's "Guide to Green Colleges"

April 25, 2011

Last week the Princeton Review released its "Guide to 311 Green Colleges: 2011 Edition," which profiles 308 American and 3 Canadian post-secondary institutions that "demonstrate notable commitments to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation." The Canadian schools included in the guide are McGill University, the University of British Columbia, and the University of Western Ontario. The guide highlights McGill's continual investments in energy infrastructure improvements and conservation education and outreach efforts. The first university in Canada to adopt a sustainable development policy, UBC has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 25% over the past 16 years, and offers over 300 sustainability-related courses, the guide notes. UWO is not just advancing sustainable practices, it's also defining them, says the guide, which highlights the institution's sustainable research initiatives and green building policy requiring all new construction and renovation to be LEED Silver or higher. Princeton Review News Release | Western News | Guide to 311 Green Colleges: 2011 Edition