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Once again, UH makes Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges
 
When it comes to environmentally responsible “green colleges,” the University of Houston once again ranks among the best in the nation.

UH is included in the Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2013 Edition, which profiles 320 schools in the United States and two in Canada that demonstrate notable commitments to sustainability efforts. The guide has been compiled every year since 2010 in partnership with the United States Green Council. UH has been included each time.

“UH’s efforts to become a sustainable community begin with promoting environmental literacy and sustainable behavior on campus, and coordination for sustainability research and campus operational progress,” the guide says of UH.

The guide had good things to say about the Burdette Keeland Jr. Design Exploration Center, which has the only sloped green roof in the city. Also mentioned is the community garden that grows fresh produce for an area food pantry. UH Dining’s sustainability efforts were noted, as was the university’s participation in the national RecycleMania competition.

“It’s quite an honor to once again be recognized by The Princeton Review,” said Emily Messa, associate vice chancellor/associate vice president for Administration. “It’s proof of the emphasis that the university has placed on growing sustainability efforts across the campus.”

Only five schools in Texas made the list. Besides UH, the others are Baylor University, University of North of Texas, University of Texas at Austin and University of Texas at Dallas.

As a result of the university’s dedication to enhancing sustainability efforts, the Office of Sustainability was created last year. It grew out of GreenUH, which promoted daily green practices on campus.