Holy Cross Once Again a Princeton Review 'Green College'

Greenhouse on the Holy Cross campus. Photo by Tom Rettig

The College was recognized for its sustainability-related policies, practices and programs for the 12th consecutive year

The College of the Holy Cross has once again been recognized for its commitment to sustainability by The Princeton Review in its "Guide to Green Colleges: 2022 Edition."

Released on Oct. 26, the annual guide recognizes institutions that are making exceptional commitments to sustainability and making environmentally responsible decisions on campus. Holy Cross has been included on the Princeton Review's list since its inception in 2010.

"We strongly recommend the College of the Holy Cross to students who want to study and live at a green college," said Rob Franek, editor-in-chief at The Princeton Review. "Holy Cross offers excellent academics and demonstrates a commitment to sustainability that is exemplary on many counts."

Of the 835 campuses considered this year, The Princeton Review chose 420 colleges based on 25 data points, including academic offerings, campus policies, initiatives, activities and the career preparation offered to students who are interested in green jobs.

Since its establishment in April 2020, Holy Cross' Office of Sustainability has implemented a series of environmental initiatives. Some recent examples include the "Roomside Recycling" project, which aims to educate students about recycling and the importance of proper waste sorting in a fun way, and the "Alternative Transportation Appreciation Day."

"The College has made steady changes to increase its environmental stewardship over the last year," said Cathy Liebowitz, director of sustainability at Holy Cross. "We thank The Princeton Review for continuing to bring attention to these consistent efforts and giving the Holy Cross community a moment to appreciate the College's annual progress."

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