Two Northeast Wisconsin universities have made one publication’s list of “green colleges.”
Lawrence University in Appleton and the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh were among 311 schools listed in The Princeton Review’s 2011 list of green colleges.
The Princeton Review worked with the U.S. Green Building Council to create the list and an accompanying guidebook. Organizers said they considered three factors in their ratings: sustainability of the students’ quality of life, preparation of students to face environmental challenges, and the school’s overall commitment to environmental issues.
Besides Lawrence and UWO, five other Wisconsin colleges made the list: Marquette University, Northland College, UW-Eau Claire, UW-Milwaukee and UW-Stevens Point. Northland College was one of 18 schools listed on the “Green Honor Roll” of schools that received the highest possible score in the ratings.