College-bound students look at academics, athletics and location when picking a school that’s right for them and find UC Irvine among the top choices. Environmentally conscious millennials who add national recognition as a top “green” campus to their list of criteria are discovering UC Irvine excels there, too. The latest accolade is a spot on The Princeton Review’s “Green Honor Roll”, which highlights campuses dedicated to sustainability via energy use, recycling, food services, buildings and transportation as well as academic offerings and environmental action plans. Criteria for inclusion on the list broadly cover three areas: a healthy and sustainable quality of life on campus; preparation for employment and citizenship in a world defined by environmental challenges; and an overall commitment to sustainability issues. The Princeton Review praised the campus for its LEED-certified construction and exemplary alternative transportation programs. “Through its initiatives, the campus reduces more than 39 million vehicles miles and 19,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually,” says the organization’s profile of UC Irvine, which is posted on and appears in the 2014 editions of two Princeton Review guidebooks currently on sale: The Best 378 Colleges and The Complete Book of Colleges. UC Irvine’s Hospitality & Dining Services was lauded for decreasing waste by removing trays from its dining halls and cafeterias. “The schools on our “Green Rating” Honor Roll demonstrated truly exceptional commitments to sustainability,” said Robert Franek, senior vice-president and publisher. “We salute their administrators, faculty, and students for their collective efforts to protect and preserve our environment.”