Apr. 20, 2012

The Princeton Review Recognizes Geneseo for Environmental Responsibility

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GENESEO, N.Y. -- The State University of New York at Geneseo has been named among the most environmentally responsible colleges in the United States and Canada by "The Princeton Review."

Geneseo is included in the organization's newly released publication "The Princeton Review's Guide to 322 Green Colleges," published in collaboration with the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). It's the third year the guide has been published and Geneseo has been included all three years. Ten other SUNY colleges are in this year's guide, which coincides with Earth Day April 22.

"This recognition reinforces the emphasis Geneseo continues to place on sustainability issues," said Kristina Hannam, associate professor of biology and co-chair of the college's President's Commission on Sustainability. "We look forward to continuing our progress toward sustainability and responsible stewardship of our planet's resources."

The guide cites Geneseo's commitment to implementing a number of sustainability initiatives on campus, including the incorporation of geothermal heating in several buildings. The guide also commends the GEO (Geneseo Environmental Organization) as one of the most active student organizations on campus.

"The State University of New York takes great pride in the increasing sustainability efforts on our campuses, and contributing to an energy-smart New York is one of six primary focuses of our strategic plan, The Power of SUNY," said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. "We could not be more pleased that ten of our campuses have been recognized."

The Princeton Review is an education services company. It is not affiliated with Princeton University or Education Testing Service.The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable building design and construction.

Media Contact:
David Irwin
Media Relations Manager
(585) 245-5516
Irwin@geneseo.edu