Agnes Scott Again a Princeton Review Green College

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Agnes Scott College has again been selected as one of The Princeton Review's Green Colleges.

"The Princeton Review's Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2013 Edition" profiles 320 schools in the U.S. and two in Canada that demonstrate notable commitments to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation. Schools were chosen using data from a 50-question survey conducted among hundreds of school administrators about their school's environmental and sustainability-related policies, practices and academic offerings. 

Sustainability is one facet of Agnes Scott's commitment to "living honorably," part of its core mission for both the college and its students. The college was recently named a Tree Campus USA for its work to care for and preserve the campus' beautiful and diverse trees.

Agnes Scott also launched its first Green Revolving Fund project this spring, replacing fluorescent lamps across campus with new, more efficient and brighter lamps. The energy cost savings will be "revolved" back into a general fund used to support other sustainability projects on campus. Agnes Scott joined 32 other leading institutions in 2011 to launch the Billion Dollar Green Challenge. The national goal is to invest a cumulative total of $1 billion in self-managed green revolving funds that finance energy efficiency upgrades on campus. Agnes Scott was the first women's college in the country to commit to the challenge.

Agnes Scott College educates women to think deeply, live honorably and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times. Students are drawn to Agnes Scott by its excellent academic reputation, exceptional faculty and metropolitan Atlanta location—offering myriad social, cultural and experiential learning opportunities. This highly selective liberal arts college is known for its diverse and dynamic intellectual community. Through SUMMIT, it provides every student, regardless of major, with an individualized course of study and co-curricular experiences that develop leadership abilities and understanding of complex global dynamics.