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UM Named Princeton Review 'Green College' for Fifth Time

April 21, 2014

MISSOULA – 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 fifth consecutive year UM has made “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges.” The list profiles 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 recognition is a good reminder that we are one of the green colleges in North America,” said Cherie Peacock, UM’s sustainability coordinator. “This is important to consider in these lean budget times, and it is important for us to make conscious choices to maintain and enhance our sustainability-related curriculum and programs.”

UM’s profile praises the University’s location, student organizations such as Climate Action Now and UM’s 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.

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 http://www.centerforgreenschools.org/greenguide or at http://www.princetonreview.com/green-guide.aspx.

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