Stanislaus State’s sustainability practices have once again garnered recognition. The University earned a spot in The Princeton Review’s 2023 “Guide to Green Colleges,” released Oct. 25. The guide, now in its 13th edition, serves as a resource for college applicants looking for green colleges.
The Princeton Review’s editors included 455 colleges in the guide after surveying 713 colleges regarding sustainability-related policies, practices and programs. The rating provides a comprehensive measure of an institution’s performance as an environmentally aware and prepared institution. After analyzing more than 25 data points, colleges with Green Rating scores of 80 or more on a scale of 60-99 were included.
“Since we debuted this project 13 years ago, we have seen an increasing interest among college applicants in attending colleges that are committed to the environment and to green practices,” said Rob Franek, The Princeton Review’s Editor in Chief.
In The Princeton Review's College Hopes & Worries Survey, 77 percent of college applicants said information about a college’s commitment to the environment would affect their decision to apply to or attend a school.
The Capital Planning and Facilities Management team has been instrumental in the University’s sustainability efforts. Recent projects have included solar panel installations and a campuswide LED lighting conversion.
“Stanislaus State’s listing in The Princeton Review signifies our ongoing commitment to sustainability through teaching, services and operations,” said Kat Marian, senior director of campus planning, design and sustainability. “We are a highly collaborative organization and view sustainability as a shared opportunity for improving the quality of life for all: environmentally, socially and economically.”