Marquette named ‘Green College’ by Princeton Review

Marquette University was recently named to The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges: 2022 Edition. The university received a Green Rating of 88/99 for the 2022 guide.

The report notes that students who attend Marquette University will find opportunities to engage and support environmental sustainability throughout campus, from the classroom to their residence halls and everywhere in between. Notable examples include:

  • An interdisciplinary minor in environmental ethics through the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences.
  • An established chair in secure and renewable energy systems in the Opus College of Engineering.
  • Water courses offered by Marquette Law School.
  • Multiple sustainability-focused student groups, such as Students for an Environmentally Active Campus.
  • The ability for students to take advantage of alternative transportation through the Milwaukee County Transit System and an on-campus car share program.
  • A $7 million investment to improve the university’s energy efficiency and water systems, reducing annual energy use by more than 1.5 million kilowatt hours and annual water consumption by about 13.5 million gallons.
  • Excess steam from the local power company that provides 90 percent of the heating on campus.
  • Implementation of single-stream recycling.
  • A 30% water-diversion rate.
  • Membership in the United States Green Building Council, along with two new buildings and a renovated building qualified as LEED-certified. The university is currently seeking certification on two additional projects.

Additional information about Marquette’s rating and commitment to sustainability can be found on the university’s Princeton Review profile.