USC earns highest rating in 2013 Green Honor Roll

The University of South Carolina was named to the 2013 Green Honor Roll, receiving the highest possible score on Princeton Review’s “Green Ratings.”

USC was the only university in South Carolina and was one of two universities in the Southeastern Conference to earn the top ranking. Vanderbilt University also earned a rating of 99.

The Princeton Review’s fifth annual “Green Ratings” were based on surveys about colleges’ environmentally related practices, policies and academic offerings. The ratings are based on a scale of 60 – 99. USC was one of 21 colleges to be named to the list for 2013.

The “Green Rating” scores appear in the Princeton Review profiles of the colleges on and in the 2013 editions of two Princeton Review guidebooks, “The Complete Book of Colleges” and “The Best 377 Colleges.”

The university’s commitment to becoming a more sustainable campus began nearly 10 years ago with plans to build a green residence hall. Since that time, USC has earned numerous awards and top rankings for its leadership in collegiate sustainability and green initiatives.

Read the full article on the University of South Carolina’s website.