Monmouth University Featured in The Princeton Review's Guide to 322 Green Colleges
Monmouth University was selected as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the United States and Canada by The Princeton Review. “The Princeton Review's Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2012 Edition,” created in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), profiles institutions of higher education that demonstrate a notable commitment to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation.
Monmouth University is proud to be among the ranks of outstanding universities and colleges nationwide that are leading the “green” movement. President Paul G. Gaffney II stated: “Monmouth University is committed to being an environmentally responsible university. We are a national leader in sustainable energy and will continue to implement programs to create a more energy efficient environment. Thank you to our students who, through Monmouth University’s Environmental Club and student-run chapter of NJPIRG Energy Service Corps, sponsor sustainability projects on campus and in the community throughout the year.”
Monmouth University is the first independent university in New Jersey to sign a comprehensive green operation agreement with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The University was named the New Jersey Clean Energy School of the Year in 2006 by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and received a 2007 Merit Award from the Monmouth County Planning Board for its 2006 Solar Panel Installation Project. The University is currently installing a 600 kw Solar Panel system on seven University buildings under a Power Purchase Agreement with Torcon Energy Services.
"College-bound students are increasingly interested in sustainability issues," said Robert Franek, Senior VP/Publisher, The Princeton Review. "Among 7,445 college applicants who participated in our 2012 'College Hopes & Worries Survey,' nearly 7 out of 10 (68%) told us that having information about a school’s commitment to the environment would influence their decision to apply to or attend the school," he added. "Together with USGBC, we are pleased to make this free resource available to all students seeking to attend colleges that practice, teach and support environmentally-responsible choices."