University Included in Prestigious
‘Green Colleges’ Guide
MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Tech has once again been included in The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges: 2019 Edition, highlighting the university’s standing among the nation’s top colleges “with strong commitments to green practices and programs.”
The respected test prep and college admission services company surveyed nearly 700 universities for its latest ranking and selected 413 of them to include in the 2019 edition. The schools are listed alphabetically.
“These schools are standouts for their exemplary commitments to sustainability,” said Rob Franek, The Princeton Review’s editor-in-chief. “They are, each in their own ways, outstanding institutions for students seeking to study and live at a green college. We recommend these schools highly….”
The Princeton Review editors analyzed more than 25 data points for the final selection of schools for the guide. The criteria for each broadly covered the schools’ academic offerings and initiatives, campus policies and practices, and green-career preparation for students.
“Florida Tech recently achieved a Bronze-level Bicycle Friendly University certification from the League of American Bicyclists for our promotion of safe and accessible bicycling on campus,” said Quinn Duffy, Florida Tech’s sustainability officer.
That award is one of several Florida Tech sustainability certifications. Others include a STARS certification for campus sustainability practices and LEED certifications for green buildings.
The university also has a robust Bachelor of Science program in Sustainability Studies.
“Student senior research projects and internships continue to generate innovations on campus and around the Space Coast,” said Ken Lindeman, professor of sustainability.
More information is available at Florida Tech’s sustainability website, https://www.fit.edu/sustainability/.
The Guide to Green Colleges: 2019 Edition and other resources are available at www.princetonreview.com/green-guide.