UNC Charlotte has been recognized for its sustainability efforts for the third year by the Princeton Review’s “Guide to Green Colleges.” The guide helps prospective students understand colleges and universities’ environmental responsibility.
The Princeton Review’s survey focuses on schools’ sustainability-related policies, practices and programs, along with additional data points. Schools are given a “Green Rating” score of 60 to 99. Colleges that rank above an 80 are included in the guide. UNC Charlotte’s score was 88.
“Princeton Review addresses sustainability as part of campus life, reminding us that all members of our campus community have a part to play,” said Mike Lizotte, University sustainability officer.
Among UNC Charlotte’s honored green initiatives are waste reduction at athletic events, dining and groundskeeping, and the University’s research efforts of the Urban Institute, Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) and the Center for Sustainably Integrated Buildings and Sites.
The Princeton Review publishes the unranked guide after reviewing colleges’ entries through a lengthy survey. This year, 413 of the nearly 700 colleges that applied made the guide, including colleges in the United States, Canada, Egypt and Greece. Thirteen North Carolina colleges and universities made the list this year, including eight in the UNC System.
The University was previously recognized in the guide in 2014 and 2018.