Solar panels on top of Pomona Hall with San Gabriel Mountains in the background

Pomona College is one of only 22 colleges and universities selected for the Green Honor Roll in The Princeton Review's Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition, which profiles schools that demonstrate exemplary commitments to sustainability in their academics, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation.

Drought resistant landscaping in front of Pomona Hall
  • Among Pomona's many sustainability programs and projects, the honor roll noted:
  • Pomona's early commitment to strict, green building guidelines and two LEED Platinum residence halls - Pomona Hall and Sontag Hall;Pomona's Environmental Analysis Program, which incorporates sustainability across the curriculum through offering 11 concentrations;
  • funding for sustainability-related research with faculty;
  • increases in dining hall sustainable food purchases and Marine Stewardship Council certification;
  • and the wide range of sustainability-related student groups and activities on campus including the sustainability film festival, dorm energy use competitions, the Environmental Quality Committee (EQC), Food Rescue, Green Bikes, the Organic Farm and Clean Sweep/ReCoop.

The Princeton Review chose the schools for this guide based on a survey it conducted in 2013 of administrators at hundreds of four-year colleges to measure the schools' commitment to the environment and to sustainability.  The institutional survey included questions on the schools' course offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation.

The Guide to 332 Green Colleges was developed in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council's Center for Green Schools and can be downloaded at and