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The Princeton Review releases its annual "Guide to Green Colleges"

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With Earth Day celebrations underway, The Princeton Review, in collaboration with the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), just released the fifth annual edition of its free guidebook saluting the most environmentally responsible "green colleges."

"The Princeton Review's Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition" profiles 330 schools in the U.S. and two in Canada that demonstrate exemplary commitments to sustainability in their academics, campus infrastructure, activities, and career preparation. San Francisco Bay Area schools making the list are Mills College, San Francisco State University, Santa Clara University, and UC Berkeley.

The guide features:

· School profiles with information on admission, financial aid, and sustainability initiatives, plus "Green Facts" sidebars reporting on everything from the school's use of renewable energy, recycling and conservation programs to the availability of environmental studies and career guidance for green jobs.

· Lists of schools in the guide with LEED-certified buildings and of those that are signatories of the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment

· Advice for living green on campus, plus a glossary of 40+ green terms and acronyms from AASHE to "zero waste."

The Princeton Review, one of the nation’s leading education services companies, first published the guide in 2010 in collaboration with USGBC. That year, USGBC, widely known for developing the LEED green building rating system, launched the Center for Green Schools at USGBC to increase efforts to drive change in how campuses and schools are designed, constructed, maintained, and operated so that all educational facilities can enhance student learning experiences. The guide was initially developed with generous support from United Technologies Corp., founding sponsor of the Center for Green Schools.

Click here to download the guide for free.

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