Ursinus Recognized for Sustainability Practices

Ursinus College has been selected as one of the schools included in The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges: 2019 Edition. The guide includes a list of 413 colleges and universities that scored an 80 or higher on a scale from 60 to 99 based on a variety of sustainability-centered practices and goals.

According to the Princeton Review’s green rating methodology, there are many factors considered when scoring each school. For Ursinus, things like the residential housing options on campus, the environmental studies major and minor, and even programs like the UC Bike Share all contributed to the high rating, placing it among the schools selected from the pool of participating educational institutions across the country.

“Being a green college takes a community effort,” said Director of Sustainability Kate Keppen ’05, “Here at Ursinus we define being green as being sustainable, which is encouraging the incorporation of environmental stewardship, social equity and economic vitality.”

To Keppen, it isn’t just one stand-out feature that makes Ursinus a fit for this list, but all of the people and programs on campus that make a difference.

“Everyone should feel proud about this ranking as this is a reflection of all of our efforts—from students who implement green projects, professors that integrate sustainability into the classroom, and staff who incorporate sustainable practices into their offices and departments.” —By Mary Lobo ’15