The recognition is based on commitments to sustainability in academic programs, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation. On a scale from 60-99, Western scored a 91.
According to a news release, several of the highlights include a student-run campus recycling program which processes 3,800 lbs. of recyclable material daily. Western was also recognized for offsetting 100% of its electrical energy consumption with renewable energy credits.
“Western’s inclusion in the Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges reflects the commitment of Western students, staff and faculty to creating a sustainable campus community.” said Steve Hollenhorst, dean of WWU Huxley College of the Environment and co-chair of Western’s Sustainability Committee. “All over campus, people are making changes, big and small, in how they operate, do business, study, and teach.”