The Princeton Review recently listed Florida A&M University in its “311 Green Colleges: 2011 edition.”
FAMU was the only Historically Black College or University (HBCU) on the list this year. The Princeton Review selected
colleges that “demonstrated a strong commitment to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation.”
Senior Environmental Specialist Ryan Mitchell praised the efforts of staff and students in getting FAMU on the list.
“This accolade is indicative of the work of many,” Mitchell was quoted as saying in a news release on FAMU’s website.
“Our sustainability efforts include input from facility operations, academics and administrative oversight from the Environment and Sustainability Council. However, the real impetus here is in providing our students with a healthy, eco-positive space within which to work, study, live and thrive.”
The new release also quotes FAMU Green Coalition Student Leader Ariana Mitchell as being “very appreciative” of the honor.
“Being the largest HBCU, we always knew we were capable of driving the momentum of the ‘green’ movement on campuses similar to ours,” said Marshall, an Environmental Sciences Student Organization (E.S.S.O) member and a Ph.D. student in the Environmental Sciences Institute. “By exemplifying our inherent methods of sustainability and through this ranking, we hope to continue to focus our campus and other HBCUs on the necessity of sustainability.”
To view the full list of the “green colleges,” visit www.princetonreview.com/green-guide.aspx.