SUNY Oswego is designated among the nation’s top “green colleges” again this year, receiving 92 out of a possible 99 points, in the sixth annual edition of
“The Princeton Review’s Guide to 353 Green Colleges.”
A charter signatory of the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, Oswego offers an academic program in sustainability studies and has designed all new facilities since 2005 to meet at least the silver rating of the U.S. Green Building Council standards of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).
The guide recognized Oswego for its:
- on-campus facilities for bicycle commuters (bike storage, showers and lockers), campus shuttle and car sharing services;
- formal sustainability committee and a sustainability office;
- a waste diversion rate of 19 percent; and
- spending 13 percent of the college’s food budget on locally grown or organic products.
The free 218-page guide can be downloaded at www.princetonreview.com/green-guide.