Princeton Review Once Again Names ASC a Green College
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Princeton Review's Guide to 322 Green Colleges profiles 320 institutions of higher education in the United States and two in Canada that demonstrate a strong commitment to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation.
Sustainability is one facet of Agnes Scott’s commitment to “living honorably,” part of its core mission for both the college and its students. In 2010, the college completed a comprehensive, long-term Climate Action Plan, part of a commitment made with about 650 other colleges and universities all over the country that signed onto the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment in order to reduce their impact on the environment. Agnes Scott’s CAP outlines strategies and five-year targets designed to achieve “climate neutrality” in time for its 150th anniversary in 2039.
Earlier this year, the college achieved a “silver” rating in the Sustainability, Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS), a program designed to encourage sustainability in all aspects of higher education. Agnes Scott was a charter participant in STARS, administered by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). The college now diverts about 73 percent of its waste, which would otherwise have gone into landfills, through recycling and composting.
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Agnes Scott College educates women to think deeply, live honorably and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times. Students are drawn to Agnes Scott by its excellent academic reputation, exceptional faculty and metropolitan Atlanta location—offering myriad social, cultural and experiential learning opportunities. This highly selective liberal arts college is known for its diverse and dynamic intellectual community. Through SUMMIT, it provides every student, regardless of major, with an individualized course of study and co-curricular experiences that develop leadership abilities and understanding of complex global dynamics.