Montclair State University Named a Green College by The Princeton Review

In including Montclair State University in its Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2012 Edition, The Princeton Review commends the University’s campus-wide commitment to environmentally sound green building, alternative energy, recycling, and environmental conservation policies and programs.

The free, 232-page guide, which may be viewed or downloaded at Green Guide, profiles 320 American and two Canadian universities and colleges that “demonstrate a strong commitment to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities, and career preparation.”

As the nation’s first university to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Environmental Protection Agency, Montclair State is an acknowledged leader in green technologies and programs.  

The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges recognizes the role Montclair State’s PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies plays as a resource for the community, as well as local, state, and federal agencies. The University receives additional kudos for promoting sustainability by offering New Jersey’s only doctoral program in Environmental Management, hosting the Passaic River Institute, and connecting students with green internship opportunities and career counseling.

Montclair State also receives high marks for its LEED-certified buildings, energy generating solar fields, and mandatory use of Green Seal Certified products.

The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges is produced in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and provides informative school admission and enrollment profiles along with its write-ups focusing on green achievements. Princeton Review research shows that a school’s commitment to environmental responsibility is an increasingly important factor for students who are deciding where to apply to college. This year’s Princeton Review guide gives green-minded students good reason to consider Montclair State.