College Also Receives Prestigious Silver Sustainable Assessment Rating; Celebrates Earth Day with Week of Events
Keene, NH, April 17, 2012: Keene State College has recently been widely acknowledged for its sustainability efforts. The College has been selected by The Princeton Review and the U.S. Green Building Council as one of the country’s 322 green colleges. Additionally, Keene State was awarded a silver rating for a recent campus-wide sustainability assessment by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, or AASHE, an independent, national organization. As part of its commitment to sustainability, Keene State will be celebrating Earth Week with myriad events from April 21 through April 27. Earth Day is celebrated around the world on Sunday, April 22.
“Sustainability is a value that Keene State College instills into everything it does as an academic institution,” said Mary Jensen, Keene State College Campus Sustainability Officer. “Faculty, staff and students all have demonstrated their commitment to sustainability – from Ashuelot River cleanups to student research projects that help inform city governments. The most exciting part is that the College incorporates sustainability in the curriculum, operations, student life and the College’s mission and values. It is truly a collaborative effort across campus.” [read more]