Hollins University is one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review.
The education services company features Hollins in its website resource, The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges: 2022 Edition, which is accessible for free.
The Princeton Review chose the 420 schools in the guide based on its survey of administrators at 835 colleges in 2020-21 concerning their institutions’ sustainability-related policies, practices, and programs. The schools are ranked alphabetically in the guide and not ranked overall from 1 to 420.
“We strongly recommend Hollins to students who care about the environment and want to study and live at a green college,” said Rob Franek, The Princeton Review’s editor-in-chief. “Hollins offers excellent academics and demonstrates a commitment to sustainability that is exemplary on many counts.”
In 2007 Hollins became a charter signatory of the American College and University Presidents Climate Agreement, documented its greenhouse gas emissions, and subsequently developed a plan for reducing campus carbon emissions. Hollins is committed to renewable energy initiatives and has initiated projects to promote sustainable practices, including adopting campus-wide conservation guidelines and a recycling program, installing geothermal wells with new construction, and establishing a Green Revolving Fund to implement additional cost-effective energy conservation projects. Hollins also maintains growing academic programs in environmental studies (B.A) and environmental science (B.S.).