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Parsons alumnus Josh Stone (M.Arch '13) walks across the University Center's green roof last October. (Photo by Kasia Broussalian)
Parsons alumnus Josh Stone (M.Arch '13) walks across the University Center's green roof last October. (Photo by Kasia Broussalian)

Princeton Review Verdict: Green to our Core

Just in time for Earth Day, The Princeton Review has listed our university in its “Guide to Green Colleges” for the second year in a row.

Published for the last five years in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council’s Center for Green Schools, the guide is a comprehensive resource detailing select colleges’ commitment to sustainability and to the environment. Schools are judged based on environmentally friendly measures incorporated in academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities, and career preparation. The comprehensive guide features school profiles with information on sustainability initiatives, “Green Facts” like recycling and conservation programs, lists of schools with LEED-certified buildings (here’s looking at you, University Center) and advice for living green while on campus.

“It is an honor to rank among such a select group of colleges and universities in this year’s ‘Guide to Green Colleges’,” said sustainability coordinator for the Provost’s office Gwen Kilvert. “The New School is recognized for being a leader in both institutional sustainability practices as well as the ever expanding opportunities it provides students to address issues of both social and environmental sustainability in the curricula.”

Interested in learning more about climate change and sustainability at The New School? Attend one of our C6: Coalition to Confront Climate Change Challenges in Cities events this week. For those of you graduating next month, be sure to sign our grad pledge, a commitment to improving society and the environment.

View all universities listed in The Princeton Review’s guide here. 

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