For Immediate Release
April 18, 2012
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BROCKPORT, NY—The College at Brockport, State University of New York, has again been recognized for its commitment to sustainability. For the third consecutive year, Brockport has been featured in The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2012 Edition.
The publication highlights a number of Brockport’s sustainability initiatives, including the newly renovated Thompson Residence Hall—a LEED Gold certified facility. It also mentions 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. Twenty percent of the College’s food comes from local purveyors and farms, a five percent increase from last year.
“The College at Brockport is a strong proponent of sustainability,” says Brockport President John R. Halstead, PhD. “We are firmly committed to building and maintaining an environmentally friendly atmosphere in which our students can learn, live, and grow.”
The education services company released its third annual guide April 17 to coincide with the April 22 celebration 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.
“College-bound students are increasingly interested in sustainability issues,” said Robert Franek, senior VP/publisher, The Princeton Review. “Among 7,445 college applicants who participated in our 2012 ‘College Hopes & Worries Survey,’ nearly seven out of 10 told us that 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
350 New Campus Drive * Brockport, New York 14420-2931
(585) 395-2754 * FAX (585) 395-2723 * www.brockport.edu