Praise for "Green Colleges" Guide (Making A Difference Colleges)
"An excellent resource. It can help students find institutions that will deepen both their understanding of human
problem-solving and their social commitment to a better world, and help ensure that they make the most of their
Haas Center For Public Service, Stanford University
"We are very excited that there is a guide to college whose basis is service to others and community concerns. This Guide is particularly rewarding. With our emphasis on service to others we are proud to be included."
“Making A Difference is distinctive in that its criteria focus on what should be the fundamental purpose of our campuses: launching students, with heart and mind, to enhance life for present and future generations. The Guide's value-centered approach to college selection fulfills a much needed demand."
Doug Orr, Former President, Warren Wilson College
“Commitment to community and caring about both our human and physical environments should be critical components
of a student’s educational experience. We feel fortunate to be considered with other colleges that emphasize
consciousness about and responsibility for the future"
“At it’s best, a college education helps students acquire the knowledge, skills and dispositions to change the world, to
make it a better place. The institutions profiled in this book are among the best at helping students make this kind of a
difference. A valuable resource.”
Vito Perrone, Former Director, Teacher Education Program, Harvard
"A great guide for college-bound young activists.”
Julia 'Butterfly' Hill, Tree Sitter, Activist
"I highly recommend this guide for students who care about the Earth."
David Brower, Founder, Friends of the Earth, Former President of the Sierra Club
"Buy this book. It’s the bible for students who seek higher education for higher purposes - one of the most practical
and insightful college selection resources today."
Marcy Hamilton, College Counselor, CA
"So many students are being directed into corporate and business life which is soulless and will not serve their future.
This extremely important book, however, could help them assist in saving the Planet."
Dr. Helen Caldicott, Anti-Nuclear Activist, Founder, Physicians for Social Responsibility
"Harnesses the idealism of today's college bound youth, and points them to relevant, value-based education, often
filled with service programs - whether in local communities or abroad, and then tops it off with practical yet meaningful
Youth Service America
"Targets students who are dissatisfied with the prospects of a traditional, passive, and one-dimensional approach to
higher education. Interesting and informative, this book can make a difference for us all."
Journal of College Admission, National Association of College Admission Counselors
"The institutions profiled within this book offer academic preparation that enables students to promote social justice and
environmental protection. The guide is not only idealistic, but also pragmaticallly career-oriented so that students
can go on to make a difference in the context of a decent job."
Rick Clugston, Center for Respect of Life & Environment
"The college guide for idealistic students, and fills a tremendous need"
Marty Nemko Ph.D, "You’re Gonna Love This College Guide", "Cool Careers for Dummies"
"I’m honored to have the chance to extol the virtues of this book. It's about time a college guide addressed the really
important issues in education today. This Guide profiles a unique cross-spectrum of schools offering a rich,
empowering and relevant education."
Steven Antonoff, CO, College Counselor, "The College Finder"
"Oil spills, the vanishing rainforests, and the starving children in Africa all made you want to throw out your homework
and pitch in. But first you had to finish high school. Now it's time for college, and with this guide's help in finding
socially aware colleges, you may actually get that chance to help save the world."
Detroit Free Press
"As a parent, I am grateful for this book, and urge all concerned parents to buy a copy. This book changes lives.
I bought five more copies for my son's classmates."
Julie Palmer, CA
"Like no other resource on the market. The colleges in the guide include the schools of choice for most of the young
people with whom I have worked and is particularly strong for students who seek to be involved in high quality community service, who are creative and/or who do not look forward to four years of listening to professors lecture.
As a college counselor, Making A Difference is my best reference. I have directed over three-hundred young people
to colleges in the Guide. When I send a student to one of these colleges, I know s/he will have a life-affecting and satisfying collegiate experience."
Nicole Shepherd-Boothman, Director, City Year, R.I.
“This guide is very much in line with our mission of idealism. There is no better way to "be the change you wish
to see in the world" than to be armed with a values-based education and to surround oneself at a college campus
whose intellectual environment, curriculum, and programmatic activities that cultivate that."
City Year Boston
"Until the emergence of Making A Difference College Guide, high school students who care about the world blindly
faced a bewildering array of questionable college options, but not anymore. You'll wonder how any intelligent student,
parent, or guidance counselor could do without it."
Green Teacher Magazine
“I use this terrific tome constantly in my work at the Positive Futures Network. I connect with teachers and students
to deliver inspiring news, and work to support their active engagement in shaping alternatives to current social, economic, and environmental ills. An incredible resource -- it helps me connect with campuses and programs that emphasize creating the better world we all desire.”
Kim Corrigan, YES! Magazine
“In a moment of discouragement, your words about social activism in context of spirituality moved me greatly and re-charged my commitment.”
Robert Elkins, VA
"Three of our children have found wonderful colleges through this guide that we would have never known about otherwise. Our children are inspired, and as parents, we are most grateful.”
Richard & Marie Mermin, CA
"Thanks for making this resource available. It is exactly the kind of information I've been killing myself trying to track down."
Ed Lawson, VA