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CSU, Chico News

University Repeats on Exclusive ‘Green Honor Roll’

Date: 08-12-2013

Joe Wills
Public Affairs

California State University, Chico is once again in an elite group of schools across the country singled out for their exemplary environmental programs and policies.

CSU, Chico is one of the 21 colleges and universities nationwide named last week to Princeton Review’s 2014 Green Honor Roll, and only one of eight schools to repeat from the 2013 list.

Princeton Review surveyed 806 colleges and universities about practices including waste diversion, transportation alternatives, environmentally conscious building, sustainability policies, academic programs and engagement with students.

“This is another example of how highly regarded we are nationally,” said Fletcher Alexander, campus sustainability coordinator for CSU, Chico’s Institute for Sustainable Development. “It is evidence of hard work and a longterm vision by many campus community members who have together transformed Chico State into a true national leader in sustainability.”

The 806 colleges and universities were given scores ranging from 60 to 99; only CSU, Chico and 20 others received a 99 rating.

The Princeton Review website with information about each Green Honor Roll campus is at http://www.princetonreview.com/green-honor-roll.aspx.

Chico is the only CSU campus on the 2014 list. The other schools repeating from the 2013 list are American University, Columbia University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Green Mountain College, UC Santa Cruz, University of Washington and the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point. The full 2014 Green Honor Roll is below:

American University (Washington, D.C.)
California State University, Chico (Chico, CA)
College of the Atlantic (Bar Harbor, ME)
Columbia University (New York, NY)
Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
Dickinson College (Carlisle, PA)
Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
Green Mountain College (Poultney, VT)
Lewis & Clark College (Portland, OR)
Middlebury College (Middlebury, VT)
Pomona College (Claremont, CA)
Portland State University (Portland, OR)
Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA)
University of California – Irvine (Irvine, CA)
University of California – Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
University of California – Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)
University of California – Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Urbana, IL)
University of Massachusetts Amherst (Amherst, MA)
University of South Florida (Tampa, FL)
University of Washington (Seattle, WA)
University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point (Stevens Point, WI)