SUNY Cobleskill Featured in The Princeton Review’s Guide to 286 Green Colleges
SUNY Cobleskill, dedicated to being environmentally responsible, is profiled in The Princeton Review’s Guide to 286 Green Colleges, one of just nine schools in the State University of New York system to be honored.
In addition to signing the Talloires Declaration for sustainability created for and by presidents of institutions of higher learning, SUNY Cobleskill has incorporated sustainability into the College’s Strategic Plan. It has also implemented a campus wide recycling program and Taste Don’t Waste, a waste reduction program in the dining halls. All new construction and major renovations are to conform to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards.
In 2009, SUNY Cobleskill broke ground on its new Center for Environmental Science and Technology, which will house research in biowaste-to-bioenergy technology. Also last year, the College and Schoharie County Public Transit kicked off a new free public transit program expanding the service area for students.
Developed by The Princeton Review in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the Guide to 286 Green Colleges is a comprehensive guidebook focused solely on institutions of higher education who have demonstrated an above average commitment to sustainability in terms of campus infrastructure, activities and initiatives.
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The Washington, D.C.-based USGBC is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. With a community comprising 80 local affiliates, more than 18,500 member companies and organizations, and more than 155,000 LEED Professional Credential holders, USGBC is the driving force of an industry that is projected to contribute $554 billion in U.S. gross domestic product from 2009 – 2013. USGBC leads a diverse constituency of builders and environmentalists, corporations and nonprofit organizations, elected officials and concerned citizens, teachers and students.