April 20, 2012
Rollins College has been named as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S.A. and Canada, according to The Princeton Review. The well-known education services company selected Rollins for inclusion in the second annual edition of its free downloadable book, The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2012 Edition.
“Rollins’ goal is to develop our students as global citizens and responsible leaders—and being cognizant of environmental impact is a critical component in achieving this,” said Scott Bitikofer, chief sustainability officer and director of facilities management. “Rollins has been committed to environmental education since 1986 when the first sustainable development course was taught. We hope this designation, coupled with our academic programs and student initiatives, furthers Rollins’ reputation as a leader in the community—in and out of the classroom.”
According to a recent Princeton Review survey, nearly 7 out of 10 college applicants (68 percent) said that having information about a school’s commitment to the environment would influence their decision to apply to or attend the school.
“College-bound students are increasingly interested in green initiatives and the sustainability commitment of their selected institutions,” said President Lewis Duncan. “We are honored to be part of this distinguished list and appreciate the acknowledgment of our institutional investment in sustainability.”
By Lauren Bradley
Office of Marketing & Communications
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