Pepperdine Named One of the Most Environmentally Responsible Colleges in the Country by Princeton Review

June 3, 2014  | 1 min read

Pepperdine University was named one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada in The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges.

The 2014 edition of the downloadable book profiles 330 schools in the U.S. and two in Canada that demonstrate exemplary commitments to sustainability in their academics, campus infrastructure, activities, and career preparation. It was developed in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council’s Center for Green Schools.

“Pepperdine is thrilled to again receive recognition for our sustainability program in The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges,” says Rhiannon Bailard, founding director of the Center for Sustainability. “We view sustainability as an ethical obligation, which exists in perfect harmony with our values-based mission.”

Pepperdine was recognized for its myriad sustainability initiatives, including a commitment to using reclaimed wastewater for campus irrigation; its use of renewable sources such as geothermal, wind, solar, and biomass as energy; and the Graziadio School’s certificate in Socially, Environmentally, and Ethically Responsible (SEER) Business Strategy, among others.

The Princeton Review chose the schools for this guide based on a survey it conducted in 2013 of administrators at hundreds of four-year colleges to measure the schools’ commitment to the environment and to sustainability. The institutional survey included questions on the schools’ course offerings, campus infrastructure, activities, and career preparation.

In this issue: learn more about Pepperdine’s commitment to sustainability.