Geneseo is starting the new school year with a new distinction for its environmental initiatives.
The college was recently named among the most environmentally responsible colleges in the United States and Canada by in "The Princeton Review's Guide to 322 Green Colleges." Geneseo has been on the list for three years.
The college was commended for sustainability initiatives, including the incorporation of geothermal heating in several buildings, and students' commitment to the environment. The Geneseo Environmental Organization is one of the most active student organizations on campus.
In addition, Geneseo participated in the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in June in Rio de Janeiro and was a driving force in drafting the major sustainability declaration emanating from the gathering. Geneseo was among colleges and universities worldwide who signed the sustainability declaration, which addresses a range of global issues including access to clean energy, food security, water and sustainable transportation.