Hunter Listed in Princeton Review Green College Guide for Second Consecutive Year
For the second year in a row, Hunter College has been named to the list of Princeton Review's "Guide to Green Colleges." The Guide, presented in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council, names "colleges and universities that have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to sustainability." Hunter and two other CUNY colleges were among the 332 selected.
The Guide again recognized the Hunter College Sustainability Council, created in response to New York City Mayor Bloomberg's "30 in 10" challenge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent within 10 years and stated that "Hunter is well on the way to meeting and even beating its goal." Among the other recent initiatives identified were the installation of a 3-kilowatt photovoltaic solar panel array on the North Building roof that is used for research and education, the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification for the new Silberman School of Social Work Building, the installation of modern, dual-fueled boilers that rely on low-emitting natural gas, water-bottle filling stations that have been installed on the main campus, and the Thomas Hunter Hall renovation that will result in major heating and cooling efficiencies.
More information on Hunter's sustainability efforts can be found on www.hunter.cuny.edu/huntergreen.