Duke Receives National Recognition for Sustainability

Duke University received recognition in "The Princeton Review's Guide to 311 Green Colleges: 2011 Edition." The guide highlights Duke's commitment to carbon neutrality by 2024, other sustainability efforts

Duke University has received recognition as a national leader in campus sustainability in "The Princeton Review's Guide to 311 Green Colleges: 2011 Edition." 

Administrators at Duke University completed a survey providing the Princeton Review with information regarding sustainability efforts on campus.  The Princeton Review awarded schools a numerical score between 60 and 99 based on survey responses.  Universities that scored in the 80th percentile or higher were included in the guide."Duke's commitment to become carbon neutral by 2024 is one of the reasons the University was recognized as a leader in sustainability," said Tavey Capps, environmental sustainability director at Duke.Duke University received a score of 95 out of 99 and was recognized for other efforts including green building, the annual student-led Eco-Olympics competition, and a vast array of environmental academic majors and courses.   The Princeton Review's free, downloadable guide is published in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

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