University Featured in “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges”

default article imageMonmouth University is one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the United States and Canada, according to The Princeton Review.

“The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2012 Edition,” created in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the only free, comprehensive guidebook profiling institutions of higher education that demonstrate a notable commitment to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation. The free guide can be downloaded at www.princetonreview.com/greenguide.

Monmouth University is the first independent university in New Jersey to sign comprehensive green operation agreement with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The University was named the New Jersey Clean Energy School of the Year in 2006 by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and received a 2007 Merit Award from the Monmouth County Planning Board for its 2006 Solar Panel Installation Project. The University is currently installing a 600kw Solar Panel system on seven University buildings under a Power Purchase Agreement with Torcon Energy Services.

The Princeton Review selected schools for this guide based on a survey of administrators at hundreds of colleges that the Company polled in 2011 about their school’s sustainability initiatives. The Princeton Review does not rank the schools in this guide hierarchically (1 to 322) according to their Green Rating scores, nor does it include those scores in this book’s school profiles.