U-M among the Princeton Review’s 353 Green Colleges


The university has been recognized for its commitment to sustainability in the 2015 edition of the Princeton Review’s Guide to 353 Green Colleges.

The guide, which was released April 16, profiles 347 institutions of higher education in the United States and six outside the country that demonstrate a strong commitment to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities, and career preparation.

This is the sixth year the university has been included in the guide.

Highlighted university achievements supportive of creating a more sustainable campus include:

• Availability of alternative transportation options, including: the Blue Bike bicycle-rental program; indoor and secure bike storage, shower facilities, and lockers for bicycle commuters; free rides via campus buses and local buses with M-Card; car and vanpool programs; and flexible workplace options for employees.

• Dedication to achieve LEED-certification for all new buildings and additions with an estimated construction budget greater than $10 million.

• 33 percent campus waste-diversion rate.

• Offering of sustainability-focused degrees and courses.

• Creation of, and operational initiatives developed by, the Office of Campus Sustainability.


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