Creighton University is one of the 322 most environmentally responsible colleges in the U. S. and Canada according to "The Princeton Review's Guide to 322 Green Colleges." Creighton is the only college listed from Nebraska.
The schools were chosen for the guide based on a 50-question survey conducted in 2012 of administrators at hundreds of four-year colleges. The Review analyzed data from the survey about the schools' course offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation to measure their commitment to the environment and to sustainability. Only those schools that had a ranking of 83 or above on the criteria made the list.
"Sustainability is an integral part of campus life at Creighton. We have a Sustainability Council, recycling programs, use renewable energy, offer courses in energy technology and environmental sciences, and much more," said Timothy R. Lannon, S.J. Creighton president. "We are keenly aware that living green is an important issue for college-bound students as well as current students and staff," he added.
More than 806 institutions were reviewed.
The 232-page book - the only free, comprehensive guide to green colleges - can be downloaded at www.princetonreview.com/green-guide.