LTU named to list of nation's green colleges
SOUTHFIELD—Lawrence Technological University has been named to the list of 420 “Green Colleges” published by the educational services company Princeton Review.
Princeton Review studied the green practices of 840 colleges and universities to come up with the list, which is based on a survey of the following factors:
- Whether students have a quality of life on campus that is both healthy and sustainable
- How well a school is preparing students for employment in an increasingly green economy
- How environmentally responsible a school’s policies are
“It is gratifying to see Lawrence Tech’s efforts in sustainability being recognized on this prestigious list,” Lawrence Tech President Virinder Moudgil said. “We have been steadily increasing our efforts to reduce energy use and have established many other green initiatives in recent years, and we will continue making progress in this area in the years ahead.”
Criteria for making the list included using local or organic foods in the university’s food service; offering green transportation programs like free mass transit and encouraging bicycle use; whether a school has a formal sustainability program, including plans to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, having student committees, and having sustainability staff; having LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified buildings; having a formal waste diversion program; having an environmental studies academic program; using renewable energy in its energy consumption; and whether the school’s academic programs include sustainability as a required learning outcome.
In announcing the list of green schools, Princeton Review officials said Lawrence Tech and the other schools on the list “are, in our opinion, truly up to the task of training the next generation of leaders, who will be responsible for putting green ideas into practice.”
The Princeton Review, www.PrincetonReview.com, is an education services company known for its college rankings and analysis, tutoring, test preparation courses, and other student resources.
Lawrence Technological University, www.ltu.edu, is a private university founded in 1932 that offers more than 100 programs through the doctoral level in Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Business and Information Technology, and Engineering. PayScale lists Lawrence Tech among the nation’s top 11 percent of universities for alumni salaries. Forbes and The Wall Street Journal rank LTU among the nation's top 10 percent. U.S. News and World Report lists it in the top tier of best in the Midwest. Students benefit from small class sizes and a real-world, hands-on, “theory and practice” education with an emphasis on leadership. Activities on Lawrence Tech’s 107-acre campus include more than 60 student organizations and NAIA varsity sports.
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