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GW Embarassment
AIA-FL Blog ^ | May 11, 2010 | Bethany Stotts

Posted on 05/11/2010 7:34:29 AM PDT by bs9021

GW Embarrassment

Bethany Stotts, May 11, 2010

George Washington University (GW) Hatchet writers are “embarrassed” that their school didn’t make it into the Princeton Review’s Guide to 286 Green Colleges due to a miscommunication.

“Over the last two years, the University has increasingly emphasized its desire to be a sustainable college, but because GW failed to fill out a survey provided by the Princeton Review, GW was not recognized on the list of most sustainable colleges,” states the May 10 GW Hatchet staff editorial. “This absence is an embarrassment for GW, and is also an indicator of the need for an increased role for the Office of Sustainability.”

(The GW Hatchet is an independently-run student paper.)

As previously mentioned, the Princeton Review guide to which the Hatchet authors refer indicated that 37 colleges and universities have an “environmental literacy requirement” for all of their students (emphasis added). According to Iona College Environmental Concerns Committee Chair, Dr. Frederica Rudell, “It’s not only about greening the campus, but the greening of the student mind.” Iona College is among these 37.

“As it stands, the Office of Sustainability has three employees, according to the office’s website,” the GW Hatchet editorial continues. “Created in the fall of 2008, the office is tasked with implementing the suggestions of the Task Force on Sustainability while working to create a climate neutrality plan.”

Hatchet staff writer Michelle Brown reported on May 10 that

“…GW received an incomplete rating of 60* in the green or sustainability guide. The guide states that a 60* rating is given to “colleges that do not supply answers to a sufficient number of questions for us to fairly tally a rating for them in any category.’...

(Excerpt) Read more at academia.org ...


TOPICS: Education; Science; Society; Weather
KEYWORDS: climatechange; education; gwu; sustainability

1 posted on 05/11/2010 7:34:29 AM PDT by bs9021
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George Washington University (GW) Hatchet writers are “embarrassed” that their school didn’t make it into the Princeton Review’s Guide to 286 Green Colleges

I'm embarrassed to be living at a time in history when there is a ranking of "Green Colleges."

2 posted on 05/11/2010 7:48:10 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree
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