Green Education

The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges

The Princeton Review and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) have teamed up to release the fourth annual edition of the unique, free guidebook saluting the nation’s most environmentally responsible green colleges.

The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2013 Edition profiles 322 institutions of higher education in the United States and Canada that demonstrate notable commitments to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation. This book is the only free, comprehensive, annually updated guide to green colleges.

The Guide provides college applicants with:

  • School profiles with application, admission, financial aid and student enrollment information
  • “Green Highlights” – write-ups detailing each school’s most impressive environmental and sustainability initiatives
  • “Green Facts” sidebars reporting statistics and facts on everything from the school’s use of renewable energy sources, recycling and conservation programs to the availability of environmental studies programs, and green jobs career guidance
  • A glossary of 40+ green terms and acronyms from AASHE to “zero waste”
  • Lists identifying schools in the book with various green distinctions – among them: those with LEED-certified buildings and those that are signatories of the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment

Guide to Transforming Your Community, Campus & Career

At the Center, we understand that students have a big role to play as catalysts for change. Be that catalyst. Be the one.

To equip you to become a sustainability leader at your school, the Center created the USGBC Students Guide to Transforming Your Campus, Community and Career. This guide provides a step-by-step plan for recruiting and organizing students to build a green campus movement.

As a USGBC Students group leader, you will have access to a wide-range of resources and support. You will also make professional connections that will serve you well in your career and future sustainability efforts. Upon graduation, your legacy will be more than a green campus; you’ll have inspired your peers, faculty and community to live healthier, more sustainable lives.

USGBC’s Community College Member Handbook

By 2013, green building will support nearly 8 million workers. High-quality jobs in a range of occupations, including building engineers, construction managers, cost estimators, electricians, facilities managers and landscape professionals, among others, will be available to those who understand sustainability and have the right skills and training.

Many community colleges have started integrating green building activities and strategies into coursework and co-curricular opportunities to meet the needs of this new economy, but more can be done. USGBC recognizes your critical role and, as the leading national organization of green building professionals, we are partnering with you to share our knowledge and tap your expertise. Together, we can create a dynamic green workforce. USGBC membership offers resources, ideas and connections to help community colleges leverage existing resources, create new programming, and network with the green building industry.