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Kiwi Magazine names SU to 2008 Green College Report
Kiwi Magazine names SU to 2008 Green College ReportSeptember 24, 2008Sara Millersemortim@syr.edu
Kiwi Magazine, an eco-friendly magazine for parents with children ages newborn to 17, has included Syracuse University in its “2008 Green College Report: Fifty schools that will help your kids help the planet.”
Kiwi’s 2008 Green College Report features schools leading the way in campus sustainability, excelling in environmental stewardship, and making great strides toward going eco.
“The Sustainability Division at Syracuse University is very excited that Syracuse University has been acknowledged as one of the schools that will help kids help the planet,” says Steve Lloyd, SU chief sustainability officer. “It’s exciting and invigorating to be acknowledged as a university that strives to educate our students as stewards of the world.”
SU is noted in the 2008 Green College Report for:
- committing to purchasing 20 percent of its electricity from renewable energy;
- completing a comprehensive carbon inventory and working on a master plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero, as part of the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment; and
- managing the Ten Tons of Love end-of-spring-semester program in which students donate their reusable furniture, household items and clothing to charity.
“We’ve seen an explosion of environment-focused activities across the country,” says Judy Walton, acting executive director of the American Association of Sustainability in Higher Education. “From the smallest to largest, community colleges to Ivy League, everyone’s getting involved.”
For information on all of SU’s sustainable initiatives, visit the SU Green UniverseCity website at http://greenuniversecity.syr.edu.