The sustainability efforts and environmental initiatives of Harvard University have earned it a place on the Princeton Review’s Green Rating Honor Roll for the fourth consecutive year, Harvard’s Office for Sustainability announced today. The 2012 honor roll was announced earlier this month and is comprised of schools that received the highest possible score in the Review’s annual green rating.

“We commend the administrators, faculty and students at the schools on our Green Rating Honor Roll for their exemplary commitments to the environment,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review senior VP / publisher. According to the Princeton Review, 69% of college applicants surveyed said having information about a college’s commitment to the environment would impact their decision to apply or attend a school.

Criteria for Princeton Review’s green rating cover three areas: 1/ whether the school’s students have a campus quality of life that is healthy and sustainable, 2/ how well the school is preparing its students for employment and citizenship in a world defined by environmental challenges, and 3/ the school’s overall commitment to environmental issues.

To learn more about Harvard’s sustainability initiatives visit www.green.harvard.edu or follow the Office for Sustainability on Twitter and Facebook.

To learn more about Harvard’s academics and research relating to the environment and climate change visit the Harvard Center for the Environment’s website.