How Universities Are Going Green

Universities Going GreenThis image was created by the website, a site dedicated to assisting and informing prospective students of any and all information regarding their future Master of Education degree. The site provides resources towards selecting schools, career paths, and types of degrees. The Sustainability Infographic was researched in order to visually educate about the various techniques universities employ to make their campuses more sustainable, such as LEED buildings, solar power, double sided printing, prioritizing local foods, and reducing bottled water use. For more information about the University of Rochester’s emphasis on these practices:

LEED Buildings

Local Foods

Double Sided Printing

Current Bottle Water Ban Campaign


Other guides to green colleges include The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges, Tree Campus USA, The College Sustainability Report Card, and The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS). Each of these guides have varying levels of requirements for what constitutes a “green” college, but for the most part adhere to the same ideals of waste reduction, energy conservation, preservation of nature, and emphasis on sustainability. For more on The University of Rochester’s performance in these guides, visit

By Alanna Scheinerman, Class of 2013

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