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Holy Cross Named to Princeton Review’s Green College Guide

April 20th, 2011 by 

Park B. and Linda Smith Laboratories

The Princeton Review and U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) again named the College of the Holy Cross to their list of the “nation’s most environmentally responsible ‘green colleges.'”  The Princeton Review’s Guide to 311 Green Colleges: 2011 Edition profiles 308 colleges and universities in the U.S., and three in Canada, that “demonstrate notable commitments to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation.”

Since becoming a charter signatory of the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment in 2007, Holy Cross has made significant progress on energy-savings initiatives, waste minimization, and recycling.  In addition to achieving its goal to reduce carbon emissions by 20 percent by 2015 ahead of schedule, the College’s new Integrated Science Complex recently became the first building on campus to earn LEED Gold certification by the USGBC, for adhering to the highest standards of energy efficiency and innovative environmentally-friendly elements.

This “Holy Cross in the News” item by Kristine Maloney.

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