UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND — UR has been one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges for 10 consecutive years, according to The Princeton Review.

Since 2010, The Princeton Review has released its annual Guide to Green Colleges, which highlights schools with strong commitments to environmentally-conscious practices and programs. University of Richmond has made the list every year.

“Being recognized as a ‘Green College’ by The Princeton Review for a decade embodies the University’s continued and growing commitment to stewardship and sustainability,” said Rob Andrejewski, director for sustainability.

The 10-year history of recognition coincides with the development of the University’s Office for Sustainability, which was established in 2009.

Since its establishment, the Office for Sustainability has guided many successful milestones, including:

  • Virginia’s first solar project under a 2013 General Assembly program;
  • A second solar project that will make UR the first institution of higher education in the Southeast to match 100% of its electricity needs with solar energy;
  • And the evolution of the Gambles Mill trail, which will reopen Spring 2020 as the Gambles Mill Eco-Corridor.

Schools highlighted in the Guide to Green Colleges are selected based on data from student surveys about the influence of sustainability issues on their education and life on campus; administration and student support for environmental awareness and conservation efforts; and the visibility and impact of student environmental groups.

To see a comprehensive list of sustainability initiatives taking place at UR, visit sustainability.richmond.edu.

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Related Campus Units

Sustainability

Director of Sustainability
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Nonprofit Studies