Millersville Named One of the Top “Green” Colleges
Approximately 50 percent of the campus grounds at Millersville University are maintained organically. This is just one of the reasons Millersville University has earned a spot in the Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges for its sustainability efforts and environmental initiatives.
Of 806 schools that were tallied for green rating scores in 2012, the 322 schools in this guide received scores of 83 or higher. The guide profiles 322 institutions of higher education in the United States and Canada that demonstrate notable commitments to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation.
Millersville’s “green” highlights included Millersville’s partnership with Oregon Dairy Organics and Edie Waste Systems to develop a recycling program to convert organic waste into high-quality compost to benefit waste within Millersville’s dining and conference services. The goal is to recycle 70 percent of organic waste.
Additional “green highlights” include the Millersville University Center for Environmental Sciences and the mandatory recycling policy the University has had in place since 1990. Millersville was also honored in the Princeton Review’s Guide to 286 Green Colleges in 2010, the Princeton Review’s Guide to 311 Green Colleges in 2011 and the Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges in 2012.
The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges selected schools based on a survey conducted in 2012. The guide was produced cooperatively with the United States Green Building Council. The 2013 guide can be downloaded at The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges.