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    Announcing the Fifth Annual Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges

    By Rachel Gutter, Director, Center for Green Schools at USGBC

    Let's be real - choosing the right college is a huge decision that can be extremely stressful. There are so many factors to consider and the choice you make will influence the course of the rest of your life. No pressure.

    The good news is that today's students have a wealth of information at their fingertips to guide them toward choosing a school that matches their values, academic interests, career aspirations and social proclivities.

    Knowing that more than half of prospective college students consider a college or university's commitment to sustainability and green campus initiatives in their school selection, we've teamed up with The Princeton Review for the fourth year running to bring today's environmentally-minded students the Guide to Green Colleges.

    The book-the only free, comprehensive, annually updated guide to green colleges—can be downloaded at centerforgreenschools.org/greenguide and princetonreview.com/green-guide. The Guide was developed with generous support from United Technologies Corp., founding sponsor of the Center for Green Schools.

    A few highlights of the guide include:

    • School profiles with information on application, admission, financial aid and sustainability initiatives, plus a "Green Facts" sidebars reporting on everything from a school's use of renewable energy sources, recycling and conservation programs to the availability of environmental studies and career guidance for green jobs
    • A glossary of 40+ green terms and acronyms from AASHE to "zero waste"
    • Lists of schools in the guide with LEED-certified buildings and of those that are signatories of the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment
    • Advice for living green on campus

    So fill up your bio-degradable mug, flick on your LED lamp and send your Energy Star laptop to centerforgreenschools.org/greenguide. But whatever you do, don't print it. Duh.