SustainabilityThe Princeton Review has once more named URI among the nation’s “greenest” colleges.

Its Guide to 353 Green Colleges: 2015 Edition profiles colleges with exceptional commitments to sustainability based on their academic offerings and career prep, as well as campus policies, initiatives, and activities.

“The University is rooted in principles of sustainability,” said Marsha Garcia, URI’s campus sustainability officer. “It began as an agricultural program more than 100 years ago and that remains the foundation of how the University operates today.”

The guide noted URI’s sustainability committee, buildings certified for Leadership in Environmental Engineering and Design, sustainability-focused degrees and plethora of transportation alternatives.

“Among nearly 10,000 teens who participated in our 2015 College Hopes & Worries Survey, 61 percent told us that having information about a school’s commitment to the environment would influence their decision,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s senior vice president and publisher. “We strongly recommend the schools in this guide to environmentally-minded students.”