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OSU Named a Green University

OSUCORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University was named a green university for the fourth year in a row, Tuesday.

OSU received 95 points out of a possible 99 as a Green School in the latest edition of The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition.

The Princeton Review tallies its Green Rating scores based on alternative transportation, advancing sustainability, waste-diversion rate and other related topics.

“I believe it’s OSU’s diverse and broad sustainability efforts that have gotten us this far. Student efforts, specifically, have been key in maintaining our leadership role,” said Brandon Trelstad, OSU’s Sustainability Coordinator.

Among OSU’s green highlights were an overall waste diversion rate of 40 percent, its environmentally based degrees, and the campus bringing online five planned ground-mounted solar electrical arrays that will generate 2.9 megawatts of solar power.

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