National Wildlife Federation is impressed with our early sustainability efforts

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

Published by

Jeff Howard

Assistant Professor, School of Urban & Public Affairs

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