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April 18, 2013


Just in time for Earth Day, the Princeton Review again named The University of Montana one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible “green colleges.”

This is the fourth consecutive year UM has made “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges.” The list profiles 322 institutions of higher education in the U.S. and Canada that demonstrate notable commitments to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation.

UM’s profile praises the University’s location, student organizations such as Climate Action Now and UM’s living and learning environment, Forum for Living with Appropriate Technology. The Green Thread faculty sustainability workshop, the Kless Revolving Energy Loan Fund, the Farm to College Program, the College of Forestry and Conservation and the Environmental Studies program also are recognized as part of UM’s “green” commitment.

“UM’s listing in ‘The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges’ again this year is a tribute to our steady work toward creating a sustainable University,” said Cherie Peacock, UM sustainability coordinator. “It is a long road and this acknowledgement is encouraging. Listing in the guide verifies UM’s standing among national peers traveling that same road.” 

The book is the only free, comprehensive, annually updated guide to green colleges and is created in collaboration with the U.S. Green Building Council. The complete guide can be downloaded at or at



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Contact: Cherie Peacock, UM sustainability coordinator, 406-243-6001,