UW-Eau Claire receives Princeton Review ‘green rating’

Footbridge from RoofUW-Eau Claire is among the most environmentally responsible colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, according to the newly released guidebook “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 311 Green Colleges: 2011 Edition.”

The comprehensive guide names UW-Eau Claire as one of 311 institutions of higher education that demonstrate a strong commitment to sustainability in academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation.

The higher education institutions profiled in the guide all received “green ratings” in the 80s or 90s, on a scale from 60-99, based on a Princeton Review survey of hundreds of college administrators. The 311 schools included in the guide were selected after more than 700 schools’ green ratings were tallied by The Princeton Review, a well-known education services company.