SRU earns global recognition as an environmentally friendly institution

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Jan. 11, 2018

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University has been ranked among the world's most environmentally friendly colleges and universities by the University of Indonesia's GreenMetric World University Rankings. SRU was ranked 20th in the United States and 142nd in the world.

The rankings are published annually by UI GreenMetric, a program that ranks universities by their commitment and action towards going green and environmental sustainability. The rankings aim to increase awareness in universities towards sustainability.

This year, 619 universities in 76 countries participated in the rankings. The UI rankings are the only university rankings that measure each participating university's commitment in developing an "environmentally friendly" infrastructure by looking at six indicators for each university, including: setting and infrastructure, energy and climate change, waste, water, transportation and education.

For this year's rankings, the UI GreenMetric initiated a network hub for participating universities to share their best practices in implementing sustainable campus programs at their campuses and collaborating together in three thematic priorities, including: shaping global higher education and research in sustainability; creating global sustainability leaders; and partnering on solutions to sustainability challenges.

Data for the rankings was collected through an online questionnaire with answers validated through evidence provided by each participating institution.

To view the full rankings, click here.

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