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UCI makes The Princeton Review’s Green Honor Roll for 2nd year in a row

UC Irvine is being recognized for its commitment to sustainability with a listing in The Princeton Review’s Green Honor Roll.

August 13, 2014

UC Irvine is once again being recognized for its commitment to sustainability with a listing in The Princeton Review’s Green Honor Roll. It’s the second year in a row that the school has received the honor. The university was one of only 24 schools out of 861 to receive a perfect score of 99 on a survey of environmental practices, policies and academic offerings. The scores will appear in the 2015 editions of The Best 379 Colleges and The Complete Book of Colleges, both published by The Princeton Review. The organization notes that the campus’s transportation initiatives eliminate more than 43.6 million vehicle miles and 14,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year and that its dining services reduced food waste by 180 pounds in 2008 when it did away with trays. In addition, UCI is praised for its LEED construction standards. Robert Franek, senior vice president of publishing at The Princeton Review, said, “The schools on our [Green] Honor Roll demonstrated truly exceptional commitments to sustainability across key issues we looked at, from course offerings and recycling programs to plans for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. We salute their administrators, faculty and students for their collective efforts to protect and preserve our environment.” UC Santa Barbara also made the list.