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Morris Featured in The Princeton Review's Guide to 332 Green Colleges

Posted by Jenna Ray on Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014


The University of Minnesota, Morris is one of the 332 most environmentally responsible colleges in the United States and Canada, according to The Princeton Review. For the third consecutive year, the education services company profiles Morris in The Princeton Review's Guide to 332 Green Colleges.

The Princeton Review created its Guide to 332 Green Colleges in partnership with the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council. Published just days before the April 22 celebration of Earth Day, the 216-page guide is the only free, comprehensive resource of its kind.

The guide highlights Morris’s “deep roots in agriculture and land stewardship.” It also acknowledges the school’s status as a charter signatory of both the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment and the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Sustainability, Tracking, Assessment and Rating System Charter Participants program and as one of the first public colleges to generate onsite renewable power from local resources.

“We are pleased to recommend Morris to the many students seeking colleges that practice and promote environmentally-responsible choices and practices,” said Rob Franek, senior vp/publisher, The Princeton Review.

“We are very proud that Morris continues to be ranked among the most environmentally responsible colleges in the nation,” said Chancellor Jacqueline R. Johnson. “This recognition attests to how widespread our sustainability efforts are, as they touch nearly all aspects of our campus life.”

The Princeton Review chose the schools for its guide based on a survey it conducted in 2013 to measure hundreds of four-year colleges’ commitments to the environment and to sustainability. This survey included questions on the schools’ course offerings, campus infrastructure, activities, and career preparation. For more information, see princetonreview.com/green.aspx.