Summer 2015 Issue

W&M Among the Nation's Top "Green" Colleges

By Erin Zagursky

William & Mary was once again counted among the top “green” colleges in the country, according to a report released in April by the Princeton Review. The university is included in The Princeton Review’s Guide to 353 Green Colleges: 2015 Edition, which profiles colleges with exceptional commitments to sustainability. Colleges in the guide were selected based on “Green Rating” scores (from 60 to 99) that the Princeton Review tallied in summer 2014 for 861 colleges using data from its 2013-14 survey of school administrators. William & Mary received a rating of 85. Among the sustainability efforts reported by William & Mary in the survey were the design and testing of solar cells and the development of green roof test plots, both made possible by the university’s “Green Fee.” The student-initiated fee has created a “green endowment,” which provides grants and funding for multiple sustainability projects on campus.