Princeton Review Names PSU One of Nation’s Greenest Colleges

May 2nd, 2010 by Adam

PLYMOUTH, N.H.-
Plymouth State University’s concerted efforts in becoming environmentally sustainable have landed it on a prestigious ranking of the country’s greenest colleges. The Princeton Review’s Guide to 286 Green Colleges is an in-depth look at the most environmentally friendly institutions of higher learning nationwide, and according to the Review, PSU has “demonstrated an above average commitment to sustainability in terms of campus infrastructure, activities and initiatives.” The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) partnered with the Review in compiling the list. PSU President Sara Jayne Steen said the institution has made a commitment to becoming environmentally responsible and the ranking embodies that goal.

Kelly Donovan
Kelly Donovan, PSU’s Student Fellow for the Office of Environmental Sustainability, with copy of The Princeton Review’s Guide to 286 Green Colleges.

“Plymouth State has made a concerted effort to become greener, because it’s the right thing to do,” said Steen. “Others recognize that it’s becoming an increasing priority for both parents and students who care about an ecological responsibility in their choice of a university.”

The Review notes that “there is a rising interest among students in attending colleges that practice, teach, and support environmentally responsible choices.”

The Princeton Review chose the 286 schools included in the Guide based on the “Green Rating” scores the schools received in summer 2009 when The Princeton Review published Green Rating scores for 697 schools in its online college profiles and/or annual college guidebooks.

Bill Crangle, PSU’s Special Assistant for Environmental Sustainability, said he is heartened that the University’s sustainability efforts are being recognized.

“We are very pleased to receive this recognition, because it is a confirmation that the PSU Climate Action Plan (at http://www.plymouth.edu/sustainability/climate-action-plan/) is working to move the campus forward,” Crangle said.

For more information about this release, contact Bruce Lyndes, PSU Media Relations Mgr., (603) 535-2775 or blyndes@plymouth.edu

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