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For the fifth time in as many years, The Princeton Review has included Connecticut College in its annual “Guide to Green Colleges.”
The “Guide to 353 Green Colleges: 2015 Edition” profiles colleges and universities with the most exceptional commitments to sustainability based on their academic offerings and career preparation for students and campus policies, initiatives, and activities. The Guide features “Green Facts” write-ups on each college, chronicling everything from the school's use of renewable energy, recycling and conservation programs to the availability of environmental studies and career guidance for green jobs.
The Princeton Review highlights Connecticut College’s available transportation alternatives, such as a bike-share program and related amenities like the indoor and secure bike storage, shower facilities, and lockers for bicycle commuters; discounted transportation options; and partnership with Zipcar. It also lauds the College for its sustainability committee and on-campus sustainability officer, for earning LEED-certification for many renovated and newly constructed buildings, and more.
“Environmental stewardship, as recognized by the list of Green Colleges, is an important component of Connecticut College’s broader commitment to sustainability,” says Chad Jones, associate professor of botany and faculty director of the Office of Sustainability at Connecticut College. “We recognize that sustainable solutions require an understanding of the social, economic and environmental context. Students at Connecticut College have the opportunity to be a part of developing these holistic solutions.”