Every once in a while, it’s kinda nice to see that over 300 colleges and universities are taking action based on the work you're doing. That’s exactly what happened last week when the Congressional Green Schools Caucus hosted a reception at the U.S. Capitol honoring higher education institutions featured in The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2013 Edition. Now in its fourth year of publication, the guide highlights exceptional colleges and universities for leadership in sustainable operations, sustainability in curriculum and green living on campus. The guide was produced, in part, with the generous support of United Technologies Corp.
With schools in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and even a few in Canada, the guide is the only comprehensive and free resource of this kind for the majority of prospective students who say that they are looking to attend a college committed to sustainability. The reception was attended by many representatives from the schools featured in the guide, as well as likeminded organizations and partners working with the Center for Green Schools on our vision of green schools for all within a generation.
Congressmen Jim Matheson from Utah, who chairs the Congressional Green Schools Caucus, congratulated the featured institutions on a job well done, making a point to highlight the four schools included from his home state of Utah. Other speakers included Jayson Green from The Princeton Review, Meghan Chapple-Brown from The George Washington University’s sustainability office and Jill Bellinger who represented the USGBC Students program.