UNM on the List of Green Colleges this Year

April 22, 2013

For the third year in a row, UNM has been named to “The Prince­ton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Col­leges.” The guide is col­lab­o­ra­tion between the Prince­ton Review and the U.S. Green Build­ing Coun­cil, the guide focuses on col­leges that have demon­strated a strong com­mit­ment to the envi­ron­ment and sus­tain­abil­ity. UNM is the only higher edu­ca­tion insti­tu­tion from New Mex­ico listed in the guide.

More than 800 schools were eval­u­ated by the Prince­ton Review and only those with a score of 83 or above were listed in the guide.

UNM is a leader in energy con­ser­va­tion and recy­cling,” said Mary Clark, man­ager, UNM Sus­tain­abil­ity. “Our fac­ulty research in renew­able energy tech­nol­ogy and Sus­tain­abil­ity Stud­ies Pro­gram ranks us with the other lead­ing green schools in the nation.” The Prince­ton Review cre­ated the green col­lege guide in response to a sur­vey of high school stu­dents who over­whelm­ing indi­cated that a university’s com­mit­ment to the envi­ron­ment would influ­ence their deci­sion to attend that university. Read more...