AASHE Survey

AASHE Survey

The UI Sustainability Center is coordinating U-Idaho’s response to two national collegiate surveys that rank universities based on sustainability efforts.  A bit about the surveys:

Sierra Club Survey

Each year, Sierra, the official magazine of the Sierra Club, ranks America's most environmentally responsible and forward-looking colleges and universities in its annual "Cool Schools" issue. Now in its seventh year, this list and the stories surrounding it draw national media attention from such outlets as the New York Times, CNN, NPR, Huffington Post, and many others. It is, by far, the magazine’s most talked about feature of the year. The Cool Schools website (www.sierraclub.org/coolschools) draws more than 1 million page views from readers eager for an in-depth look at how schools are making a difference for the planet, whether it be by improved infrastructure, energy sourcing, transportation, or academic offerings.  http://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/201209/coolschools/cool-schools-methodology.aspx

Princeton Review

For five consecutive years, The Princeton Review has been researching issues of sustainability as they pertain to colleges.  In April, 2011, we partnered with the U.S. Green Building Council to produce The Princeton Review's Guide to 322 Green Colleges. And every year we publish our Green Ratings in The Best Colleges. The Princeton Review's third annual Green Rating evaluates colleges and universities on their environmentally related policies, practices and academic offerings. The result is a numerical score on a scale of 60–99. You will find each college's (806 of them) Green Rating on the Campus Life / Facilities tab of their profile.  We salute 21 schools for their commitment to sustainability. These schools received our highest Green Rating of 99 and a place on The Princeton Review's Green Honor Roll.

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