Binghamton University is one of only 16 colleges in the nation to be named to The Princeton Review’s “green rating” of colleges. Binghamton is also the only SUNY institution named to the honor roll.
The green rating is a numerical score of 60 to 99 that The Princeton Review tallied for 534 colleges and universities based on data collected from the schools concerning their environmentally related policies, practices and academic offerings.
Binghamton’s sustainability efforts range from an energy management system to recycling efforts that include organic gardening and composting. Other initiatives include a range of energy-saving projects, LEED building standards and educational efforts that include a residential community energy contest as well as regular programs and events that engage and educate the campus community in thinking about and changing energy habits.
In fall 2007, then-President Lois B. DeFleur was a charter signatory endorsing the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment to work toward a goal of climate neutrality.
Last Updated: 2/13/12