DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University remains one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the United States and Canada, according to The Princeton Review’s newly published “Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition.” This marks the second consecutive year Ohio Wesleyan has been included in the guide.
The Princeton Review chose schools to feature based on a survey of more than 830 four-year colleges and universities in both countries. The survey included questions about course offerings, campus infrastructure, activities, and career preparation related to the environment and sustainability.
At Ohio Wesleyan, the 2014 guide recognizes the impact of the President’s Task Force on Campus Sustainability; the LEED® Silver Certified Meek Aquatics and Recreation Center, which uses more than 90 geothermal wells to help heat and cool the building; the Light-Structure Green technology used to illuminate historic Selby Stadium; the student-led community garden project, and more.
The Princeton Review created the free guide in partnership with the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council. The 216-page document is available for download at www.princetonreview.com/green-guide or www.centerforgreenschools.org/greenguide.
Robert Franek, senior vice president/publisher, The Princeton Review, said, “We are pleased to recommend Ohio Wesleyan Universityto the many students seeking colleges that practice and promote environmentally-responsible choices and practices.”
Rachel Gutter, director of the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, added, “In collaborating with The Princeton Review on this annual guide, we have seen that sustainability on campuses continues to be an important deciding factor for today’s four-year, college-bound students.”
Learn more about the “Guide to 332 Green Colleges” at www.princetonreview.com/green.aspx.
Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts universities. Located in Delaware, Ohio, the private, coed university offers more than 90 undergraduate majors, minors, and concentrations, and competes in 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Ohio Wesleyan combines a challenging, internationally focused curriculum with off-campus learning and leadership opportunities to connect classroom theory with real-world practice. OWU’s 1,850 students represent 42 states and 37 countries. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” listed on the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction, and included in the U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review “best colleges” lists. Learn more at www.owu.edu.