RU Ranks Again among Greenest Campuses

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Radford University once again has been named one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the United States and Canada, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features RU as one of only 10 Virginia schools in the just-released second annual edition of its free downloadable book, “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2012 Edition."

Produced in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council, the guide focuses on colleges and universities that have demonstrated an above-average commitment to sustainability in terms of campus infrastructure, activities and initiatives.

The Princeton Review evaluated 768 schools and chose 322 for inclusion in the prestigious publication. Among RU’s green initiatives highlighted by the Princeton Review were:

  • completion of its greenhouse gas baseline inventory.
  • earning the Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star certification for five buildings, four of which are residence halls, making RU the only university in Virginia to receive such certification for residence halls.
  • RU's partnership with the city of Radford to provide the new Radford Transit bus system.
  • achievement of the university's highest recycling rate for the second year in a row, more than 51 percent for fiscal 2011.          

To learn more or to download a free copy of “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2012 Edition," visit The Princeton Review’s website.


Apr 17, 2012
Don Bowman