SUNY Fredonia named to Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges

SUNY Fredonia has been named to the 2014 edition of “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges.” Colleges named to the guide, “demonstrate a strong commitment to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities, and career preparation.”

In creating the list, the Princeton Review noted that it partnered with the United States Green Building Council, the national nonprofit organization best-known for developing the LEED green building certification program. USGBC launched its Center for Green Schools in 2010 to increase its efforts to drive change in how campuses and schools are designed, constructed and operated.

“SUNY campuses across the state are among the most energy-smart in the nation, a leadership role that we continue to build upon through the expanded use of green technologies and sustainability initiatives,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher. “Congratulations to SUNY Fredonia and all 10 SUNY campuses to be included in the 2014 Guide to Green Colleges. This recognition is much deserved and highly commendable.”

SUNY Fredonia conducts extensive campus sustainability efforts which include a new FredRide carpool program, campus recycling, courses and faculty research centered around sustainability, student internships with sustainably-minded organizations, local beach clean-ups and an Environmental Studies minor. Many activities are scheduled for SUNY Fredonia’s Earth Week celebration through Sunday, including a multidisciplinary teach-in at the College Lodge today beginning at 9 a.m., and a Campus and Community Electronics Recycling Collection on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the campus Park and Ride lot on Ring Road.

Ten SUNY campuses made the list, including the University at Albany, Binghamton University, SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry, SUNY Fredonia, SUNY Geneseo, SUNY New Paltz, SUNY Oneonta, SUNY Oswego, Purchase College and Stony Brook University.