ASU among 11 named to Green Rating Honor Roll
by Anne Ryman - Jul. 29, 2008 12:00 AM
The Arizona Republic
Arizona State University has joined Harvard and Yale on a list of the most environmentally friendly schools in the nation.
ASU and 10 other schools were named Monday to the first Green Rating Honor Roll, a listing of colleges and universities with environmentally friendly policies and practices.
The survey by the Princeton Review, a college-ranking and test-prep company, judges schools on everything from energy use and recycling to environmental academic offerings.
The same company also released its list of top party schools Monday, ranking ASU as No. 17, the same as last year.
Among the achievements that helped ASU make the green list: Since 2004, the university has operated a Global Institute of Sustainability, which oversees the school’s green research, education and business practices. It opened a School of Sustainability last year, offering college degrees in the subject.
ASU has a composting program and energy-efficient upgrades in buildings, and it requires new buildings to meet national conservation standards. It also provides students with reduced-rate bus passes and operates a free shuttle among its campuses.