PRLog - April 21, 2014 - CANTON, N.Y. -- St. Lawrence University was named one of the 332 most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada, according to The Princeton Review.
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Featured in the Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition, The Princeton Review selected St. Lawrence based on a 2013 survey of administrators at hundreds of four-year colleges to measure schools' commitmentto the environment and sustainability. The institutional survey included questions on course offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation.
“From new buildings being constructed to meet LEED Silver standards to an environmental literacy component in our curriculum to a bike-sharing program, St. Lawrence acts on its deep commitment to practices of environmental sustainability,”
The education services company, known for its test prep programs and college rankings, created its Guide to 332 Green Colleges in partnership with the Center for Green Schools (www.usgbc.org) at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
In its profile on St. Lawrence, the guide highlights the school's “numerous sustainability initiatives,”
“With a pioneering environmental studies department, majors in conservation biology and environmental chemistry, and a commitment to experiential learning, I’m pleased to see that The Princeton Review has recognized our achievements by highlighting us in their Green Guide,” said Louise Gava, assistant director of the Sustainability Semester and sustainability coordinator. “Our faculty and staff make sustainability work on the campus and in the community as part of the educational process. And our students practice their skills as change agents, as they work to reduce single-use plastic water bottles on campus, provide nutritious-often locally sourced-meals for our community and organize meetings off-campus for the local chapter of a national environmental group working toward climate change solutions.”
The 2013 survey asked administrators at hundreds of colleges across the U.S. and Canada about their institution's sustainability-
The 216-page guide can be downloaded at www.princetonreview.com/
"We are pleased to recommend St. Lawrence University to the many students seeking colleges that practice and promote environmentally-
About St. Lawrence University:
Founded in 1856, St. Lawrence University is a private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students located in Canton, N.Y. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global. Visit www.stlawu.edu.