LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming is among 322 colleges in the United States and Canada judged to be the most environmentally responsible.

UW is included in a guidebook published by the Princeton Review and the U.S. Green Building Council.

The guidebook profiles 322 institutions of higher education "that demonstrate notable commitments to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation."

UW Campus Sustainability Committee chairman Jim Scott says the ranking validates UW's special programs and initiatives to achieve a "green" campus.

Scott says it shows prospective students know the University of Wyoming is serious about its commitment to the environment.

The guidebook cites various UW programs to increase energy efficiency that include providing a shuttle service, a bike loan program and recycling program.