SUNY Oneonta News

April 21, 2010



ONEONTA, N.Y. -- The Princeton Review, in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), has selected the SUNY College at Oneonta for inclusion in the first edition of “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 286 Green Colleges.” The guide recognizes institutions of higher education that demonstrate a strong commitment to sustainability in campus infrastructure, activities, and initiatives.

Based on a survey of hundreds of colleges and universities nationwide, the guide bases its ratings on factors such as an institution’s commitment to USGBC’s LEED green building standards, environmental literacy programs, formal sustainability committees, use of renewable energy resources, recycling, and conservation programs.

The Princeton Review guide also provides information on colleges that have dedicated environmental studies curricula. SUNY Oneonta offers an environmental sciences major with concentrations in biology, earth sciences, and planning.

In its description of SUNY Oneonta, the Princeton Review highlights the recycling and sustainability efforts of Oneonta Auxiliary Services, the College’s use of green construction standards, and the programs of the SUNY Oneonta Biological Field Station in Cooperstown.

“The Princeton Review’s Guide to 286 Green Colleges” is available online at



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