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Texas Tech Named as Green College by Princeton Review


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Texas Tech has been named as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the United States and Canada.

Tech received the designation as one of the 332 Green Colleges from The Princeton Review.

“We have worked hard to ensure we are more sustainable than ever before,” said Texas Tech President M. Duane Nellis. “Texas Tech is committed to providing a green campus for our current students, faculty, and staff as well as for future generations to enjoy this beautiful university.”

Tech received the rating in the fifth annual edition of The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges, in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council’s Center for Green Schools.

The publication’s profile of the university says that “Texas Tech University has made an admirable green turnaround after being named by the Sierra Club in 2008 as having, well, a lot of room to improve its sustainability practices.”

“An ecosystem in its own right, the university maintains a recycling station on campus that diverts 187 tons of waste from landfills. Not a bad turnaround in just five years,” the profile noted.

More than 50 faculty members are involved in active sustainability research, and Tech offers an undergraduate major in environmental sustainability and research opportunities at the Texas Wind Energy Institute.

You can view Texas Tech’s profile and the list of all the other included schools here.

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