Princeton Review might not see much going on here, but the National Wildlife Federation does. The organization’s Campus Ecology program has released a report entitled Campus Environment 2008: A National Report Card on Sustainability in Higher Education. UT Arlington was one of 334 institutions nationwide and 14 in Texas rated as “exemplary.” Our highest marks were on energy efficiency/conservation/renewables and on recycling/solid waste/materials.
The NWF methodology is much more transparent than Princeton Review’s, and the report provides a great overview of best practices in campus sustainability.
Baylor was also rated as exemplary.
Report (see pp. 60, 81)
Web article on the report, 8/26/08
Shorthorn story, 8/28/08