Princeton’s Review Features Lewis as a Green College

Princeton’s Review Features Lewis University as a Green College

Published: September 29, 2017.

Lewis University is one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the nation, according to The Princeton Review. The ranking guide at www.princetonreview.com/green-guide and the book, Princeton Review Guide to 375 Green Colleges, featured Lewis University in the 2017 list.

The Princeton Review chose the schools for this seventh annual edition of its green guide based on data from its 2016-17 survey of hundreds of four-year colleges concerning the schools' commitment to the environment and sustainability.

"We strongly recommend Lewis University and the other fine colleges in this guide to the many environmentally-minded students who seek to study and live at green colleges," said The Princeton Review's Robert Franek, Senior VP-Publisher. "We selected the Top Green Colleges based on a combination of school-reported data and student opinion. Lewis University was chosen as an environmentally responsible school that makes exceptional commitments to sustainability, from academics and career prep to campus clubs and initiatives.”

Dr. Jerry Kavouras, director and professor of Environmental Science at Lewis University, said, “Our Environmental Science students benefit tremendously by having a green campus as a learning environment. We’re able to directly relate sustainability lessons from the classroom to our campus.”

For example, Environmental Science majors and the Student Sustainability Club recently restored to a native prairie an area on campus, which will be expanded over the years by students as a hands-on learning experience and serve as an experimental outdoor laboratory.

Visit http://www.lewisu.edu/sustainability/ to learn about Lewis University efforts in sustainability. Visit http://www.lewisu.edu/academics/envsci/ for more information about earning a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science.

Lewis University is an innovative and entrepreneurial Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University is nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.



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