Tuesday, May 3, 2011

UIC in 'green colleges' guide

UIC's green roofs, like this one atop the Behavioral Sciences Building, help put the campus in the Princeton Review'sGuide to 311 Green Colleges.

UIC in 'green colleges' guide
green roofThe latest Guide to 311 Green Colleges by the Princeton Review includes UIC among the institutions of higher education profiled in the United States and Canada.
This second annual guide, released April 20 to coincide with Earth Day, selected schools "that demonstrate a strong commitment to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities, and career preparation," said Princeton Review, which published the findings in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council.
Cynthia Klein-Banai, associate chancellor for sustainability, calls the inclusion "testament to the hard work UIC's students, staff and faculty have put forth to making this campus a more environmentally sustainable place to work and study."
Klein-Banai hopes the guide will help attract sustainable-minded students to the university.
School selection was based on a "green rating" from a 50-question survey on environmental and sustainability related commitments and initiatives, sent to administrators at 703 schools.
Schools scoring in the 80th or higher percentile were included in the guide. Nine colleges and universities in Illinois made the list.

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