Laurier is one of North America's most environmentally responsible post-secondary institutions, according to The Princeton Review. The American education services company lists Laurier in its resource, The Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges: 2019 Edition.
"We salute – and strongly recommend – Wilfrid Laurier University to the many environmentally minded students who want to study and live at a green university," says Rob Franek, The Princeton Review's editor-in-chief.
Franek noted that 64 per cent of the 11,900 teens and parents the company surveyed in 2019 said that having information about a university's commitment to the environment would influence their decision to apply to or attend the school. To compile its list of 413 green universities, The Princeton Review surveyed administrators at 689 North American schools about their sustainability-related policies, practices and programs.
Laurier is one of only 13 Canadian universities included in the guide, which was released in November 2019.
“We are working hard to create a culture of sustainability on our campuses and partner with many departments and members of the Laurier community to implement the goals outlined in our Sustainability Action Plan," says Stephanie MacPhee, manager of Laurier’s Sustainability Office. "This recognition is an honour for us and demonstrates that we are heading in the right direction.”