For Immediate Release
April 20, 2011
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BROCKPORT, N.Y.—For the second consecutive year, The College at Brockport, State University of New York, has been honored by The Princeton Review for its commitment to sustainability. The College is featured in The Princeton Review’s Guide to 311 Green Colleges: 2011 Edition.
The publication highlights a number of Brockport’s sustainability initiatives, including the 2007 opening of a 52-unit townhome complex that features the use of geothermal heat pumps for heating and cooling, specialized insulation and two storm water ponds that reduce runoff into local streams and creeks. It also notes that 15 percent of the College’s food comes from local purveyors and farmers, 75 percent of its cleaning products are green-certified and 90 percent of its grounds are maintained organically. Brockport has invested roughly $12 million in a variety of energy-related campus initiatives.
“The College at Brockport strives to create an environmentally friendly atmosphere in which our students can learn, live and grow,” says Brockport President John R. Halstead, PhD. “We’re honored and delighted to have again been recognized for these efforts.”
The education services company released its second annual guide April 20 to coincide with the April 22 anniversary of Earth Day. The free guide, which was created in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council, features college profiles, facts, statistics and summaries of each schools’ environmental policies, practices and academic offerings. It can be downloaded by visiting The Princeton Review.
The Princeton Review notes that attending an environmentally conscious college is important to students.
“College-bound students are increasingly interested in sustainability issues," said Robert Franek, senior vice president, publishing, The Princeton Review. “Among 8,200 college applicants who participated in our spring 2011 'College Hopes & Worries Survey,' nearly 7 out of 10 (69 percent) said having information about a school’s commitment to the environment would influence their decision to apply to or attend the school.
The College at Brockport, State University of New York
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