April 22, 2015 — Naropa University has been recognized by The Princeton Review as one of 353 premier colleges and universities worldwide for exemplary commitments to sustainability. As a result of the designation, Naropa is being featured in the Review’s just-released Guide to 353 Green Colleges: 2015 Edition. Naropa was named by US News & World Report as one of the “8 Greenest Colleges” in the United States in 2014.
Naropa University is included in the list based on The Princeton Review’s proprietary Green Rating Scores, which collects 25 data different points. Criteria included each school’s sustainability-related policies, practices and programs. The 2015 edition also includes a new ranking list, naming the Top 50 Green Colleges in the guide, based on additional data gathered in a survey of both students and institution administrators in 2014.
Naropa University recognizes the practice of sustainability at the individual, institutional, and global level as both a core value and an educational goal. In application of these policies and practices, Naropa's Board of Trustees unanimously agreed to formally divest from any and all investments in fossil fuel in December 2013. Additionally, since 2007, Naropa has been committed to sharply reducing—and eventually eliminating—all emissions contributing to climate change. Naropa has also signed the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment, along with more than 400 other academic institutions across the country. Read more about Naropa University's sustainability commitments.
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About Naropa University (www.naropa.edu): Located in Boulder, Colorado, Naropa University is a private, liberal arts institution offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Naropa University is a leader in contemplative education, an approach to learning and teaching that integrates Eastern wisdom studies and traditional Western scholarship. Naropa University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.