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Georgia Southern is a featured name ‘Green College’ by The Princeton Review

Georgia Southern University is one of the 399 most environmentally responsible colleges in the country according to The Princeton Review for the eighth consecutive year. The education services company known for its test prep, tutoring services, books and college rankings features Georgia Southern in the 2018 edition of its free book, The Princeton Review Guide to 399 Green Colleges.

The Princeton Review chose the schools for this ninth annual edition of its “green guide” based on data from the company’s 2017-18 survey of hundreds of four-year colleges concerning the schools’ commitments to the environment and sustainability.

“At Georgia Southern, we understand the importance of serving as a model of sustainability: not only in order to reduce our impact, but to inspire our students toward a sustainable future through innovation and education,” said Lissa Leege, Ph.D., Center for Sustainability director. “Our continued national recognition as a Green College affirms the strong partnership among students, faculty and staff who work together to accomplish the University’s sustainability goals.”

The profiles in The Princeton Review’s Guide to 399 Green Colleges provide information about each school’s admission requirements, cost and financial aid, and student body statistics. They also include “Green Facts” about the schools with details on the availability of transportation alternatives and the percentage of food budgets spent on local/organic food. In the “Campus Life” section of the profile, The Princeton Review posts the school’s 2018 Princeton Review Green Rating score, and a more detailed “Green Highlights” narrative write-up.

According to the information listed in The Princeton Review’s Guide to 399 Green Colleges, “Georgia Southern emphasizes renewable energy and environmental science research. A newly established Academic Center for Sustainability and sustainability coordinator position highlights this dedication. It is home to many laboratories, including a new Renewable Energy Laboratory, which gives students the chance to participate in applied research on energy initiatives such as converting Georgia-grown agricultural products into marketable fuel. In addition, the Center hosts student-led sustainability action projects such as participating in ‘No Impact Week, every day of which was dedicated to a different way students could take on eco-responsible habits, such as reducing consumption, trash and alternative transportation.”

“We strongly recommend Georgia Southern and the other fine colleges in this guide to the many environmentally-minded students who seek to study and live at green colleges,” said The Princeton Review’s Robert Franek, editor-in-chief.

Franek noted that college applicants and their parents are increasingly concerned about the environment and sustainability issues. Among nearly 11,000 teens and parents The Princeton Review surveyed earlier this year for its 2018 “College Hopes & Worries Survey,” 63 percent overall said having information about a college’s commitment to the environment would influence their decision to apply to or attend the school.

The Princeton Review first published this guide in 2010. It remains the only free, annually updated downloadable guide to green colleges. The company is also known for its dozens of categories of college rankings in its annual books, The Best 384 Colleges and Best Value Colleges.

For more information regarding The Princeton Review’s Guide to 399 Green Colleges and to see of full list of this year’s recipients visit

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research institution founded in 1906, offers 141 degree programs serving more than 27,000 students through nine colleges on three campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville and online instruction. A leader in higher education in southeast Georgia, the University provides a diverse student population with expert faculty, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities. Georgia Southern creates lifelong learners who serve as responsible scholars, leaders and stewards in their communities. Visit


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