(Olympia, Wash.) – The Evergreen State College has once again been recognized as one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible institutions, this time in the newly-released 2016 edition of The Princeton Review Guide to 361 Green Colleges.
The Princeton Review chose the schools for its “green guide” based on data from the company's 2015-16 survey of hundreds of four-year colleges concerning the schools' environmental efforts and programs. Recognized schools demonstrate a strong commitment to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation.
“We strongly recommend The Evergreen State College and the other fine colleges in this guide to the many environmentally-minded students who seek to study and live at green colleges,” said The Princeton Review's Robert Franek, Senior VP-Publisher.
Franek noted the growing interest the company has seen among college-bound students in green colleges. “Among more than 10,000 teens and parents who participated in our 2016 College Hopes & Worries Survey, 61% told us that having information about a school’s commitment to the environment would influence their decision to apply to or attend the college.”
Evergreen is noted for its many green buildings, alternative transportation options, student-funded purchase of green power, a thriving organic farm and organic agriculture programs. Evergreen is also recognized for using its 1,000-acre wooded campus on Puget Sound as a living laboratory for environmental research.
The Evergreen State College in Olympia is a public four-year liberal arts college nationally recognized for its distinctive interdisciplinary approach, strong academics and focus on undergraduate teaching. The college also has an upper division bachelor’s degree program in Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood. In addition to undergraduate education, Evergreen offers three graduate degrees: Master in Teaching, Master of Environmental Studies and Master of Public Administration, including a distinctive tribal governance concentration.