Did You Know That …

• 18 percent of the food served at URI comes come from local or organic sources?

• URI won a CASE silver award for its 2008 Honors Colloquium poster promoting the lecture series, “People and Planet: Global Environmental Change.” Created by the URI Office of Publications and Creative Services, the poster prompted research into eco-friendly printing techniques and led to a major shift in paper stocks, inks, and vendors used.

The Princeton Review, in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council, included URI in its Guide to 286 Green Colleges, published this spring. The guide profiles the University as one of the nation’s most eco-friendly campuses and credits us with establishing a Council on Sustainability in 2007 to provide guidance on the greening of URI to reduce our carbon footprint.