by Craig Layne
Dickinson has been ranked second on The Princeton Review’s 2022 list of “Top 50 Green Colleges” and again has been named to the prestigious “Green Honor Roll,” a distinction given to only 27 institutions across the U.S. and Canada. The honors come on the heels of Dickinson once more being named one of Sierra magazine’s Cool Schools for environmental sustainability.
“We are pleased to be recognized with these two fantastic honors,” said Neil Leary, director of the Center for Sustainability Education. “Sustainability is part of who we are at Dickinson. From working with local partners to reduce carbon pollution to hosting experts on climate change and advocacy, we are focused on preparing our students for a more sustainable world.”
The ranking and honor roll are part of The Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges, which takes a comprehensive look at institutions’ commitment to sustainability education and practices. The Green Honor Roll acknowledges schools that received a score of “99,” the highest possible in The Princeton Review’s green ratings tallies.
“Dickinson’s recent achievement of carbon neutrality and its integration of sustainability into operations, academics, research, engagement and student life underscore how committed we are to making a long-term difference,” said Lindsey Lyons, assistant director of the Center for Sustainability Education. “It’s perfect timing that these honors come as we celebrate Campus Sustainability Day and Campus Sustainability Month.”
Dickinson is also ranked second among baccalaureate institutions on the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s “Sustainable Campus Index” 2020. Other sustainability achievements include being one of the first 10 colleges in the U.S. to reach carbon neutrality, boasting one LEED Platinum-certified building and six LEED Gold buildings on campus, being designated as a “Gold” Bicycle Friendly University and being a certified member of Bee Campus USA.
Published October 27, 2021