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students sitting on lawnThe Princeton Review has ranked the University of Windsor among the greenest post-secondary institutions in North America.

UWindsor once again ranked among greenest schools

The University of Windsor has been ranked one of the greenest post-secondary institutions in North America by the Princeton Review.

This is the third time the university has been ranked for its strong commitments for green practices and programs. It is one of the 15 top-ranked Canadian universities that have submitted data to the Princeton Review for this year.

The Princeton Review’s 2019 Guide to Green Schools profiles post-secondary institutions from nearly 700 schools and narrows their list down to the top 413 institutions. The review uses criteria that broadly cover the schools’ academic offerings and initiatives, campus policies and practices, and green-career preparation for graduates.

The University of Windsor’s environmental sustainability advocate, Tanya Basok praised the University for its commitment to environmental research, lighting retrofits, and HVAC improvements.

“I am very proud of our students for supporting the bus passes,” she said. “By taking the bus, students help our community to reduce greenhouse emissions.”

Dr. Basok mentioned how the University’s commitment to sustainability has won the EnWin GreenSTAR Award of Excellence in 2018.

The GreenStar Award acknowledges excellence in conservation initiatives, and is given to organizations that make conservation and sustainability a key part of their business plan. This is the second time the university has won an award through EnWin.

Basok sees the university striving for conservation and sustainable efforts and hopes for it to increase in magnitude.

“Many universities have become energy neutral and carbon neutral and I hope that our University will also commit itself to reducing its reliance on fossil fuels and move towards renewable and clean sources of energy to address climate change emergency,” she said.

The Princeton Review is a U.S.-based college admission services company. It is not affiliated with Princeton University. For more information, visit wwww.princetonreview.com.

—Dana Roe