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A Princeton Review 'Green College' for 10 Years Running


SUNY Geneseo's eGarden (SUNY Geneseo/Keith Walters '11)

SUNY Geneseo has been named among the most environmentally responsible colleges by The Princeton Review.

Geneseo is included in The Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges: 2019 Edition. The College has consistently been included in the annual guide since it was first published in 2010.

The Princeton Review chose the schools based on Green Rating scores the company tallied (on a scale of 60 to 99) for 689 colleges in summer 2019 using data from its 2018–19 survey of administrators at the colleges. The survey asked administrators to report on their schools’ sustainability-related policies, practices, and programs. More than 25 data points were analyzed for the Green Rating score. Geneseo earned a Green score of 88.

Geneseo has had a long-standing commitment to sustainability. Geneseo's President’s Commission on Sustainability was established in 2012, and the College formed the Office of Sustainability in 2014.

Students, staff, faculty, and alumni are involved consistently in a variety of sustainability initiatives, and the College recently developed an interactive storytelling map for the exploration of how the college and alumni are leading sustainability efforts on campus and throughout the world. The College is a participant of the United Nations Global Compact, which addresses 17 goals related to sustainability and was developed by private enterprise and organization leaders throughout the world.

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Monique Patenaude, PhD
Director of Media Relations
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