Skip Content
  • Student Life
  • Give
  • News

    Happening in and around the College.

    October 27, 2021

    Le Moyne Recognized by The Princeton Review for Environmental Performance and Responsibility

    Le Moyne College has once again been recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible higher educational institutions, according to The Princeton Review’s 2022 Guide to Green Colleges.

    For 2022, Le Moyne received a green rating of 85. The Princeton Review editors analyzed more than 25 data points to determine a Green Rating score for the schools on a scale of 60 to 99. Colleges that earned a Green Rating of 80 or higher made it into the guide, which this year lists profiles for 420 colleges.

    “I’m heartened by this national recognition for Le Moyne's comprehensive environmental stewardship efforts, which are an important part of our Jesuit mission and heritage,” said Le Moyne President Linda LeMura. “This recognition would not be possible without the commitment of all members of our campus community. I want to thank all those who have contributed, including the ongoing work of the College’s Sustainability Committee and the Forces student group.” Le Moyne recently joined with other colleges and universities by signing on to a commitment to the Laudato Si' action platform, inspired by the 2015 ecological encyclical from Pope Francis. 

    The Princeton Review chose the colleges and universities based on its 2020-21 sustainability survey of administrators and students at 835 institutions. Topics in the survey ranged from academic offerings and campus initiatives to career preparation for green jobs.

    According to a 2021 survey by The Princeton Review, 78% of the roughly 11,000 students surveyed indicated that a college’s commitment to the environment would affect their decision to apply to or attend a school. This was a 12% increase over the 66% who indicated the importance of an environmental commitment in the 2020 survey.

    "We are especially pleased to recommend these colleges during Campus Sustainability Month, the international celebration of sustainability in higher education," said Rob Franek, editor-in-chief of The Princeton Review. "With robust offerings in environmental studies and initiatives that range from solar-powered residence halls to tray-less dining halls, these schools demonstrate their commitment to sustainability in a range of innovative ways. We recommend them highly to all students seeking to learn and live at a green college."

    Category: Press Releases Tags: