The Princeton Review has released its 10th annual Guide to Green Colleges: 2019 Edition, and Farmingdale State College is one of the colleges named in this exclusive survey.
The Princeton Review profiled 413 colleges, chosen out of nearly 700 schools it surveyed in 2018–19, with strong commitments to green practices and programs. The criteria covered the colleges' academic offerings and initiatives, campus policies and practices, and green-career preparation for students.
"These schools are standouts for their exemplary commitments to sustainability," said Rob Franek, The Princeton Review's editor-in-chief. "With initiatives ranging from solar-powered residence halls and tray-less dining halls to robust offerings in environmental studies, they are, each in their own ways, outstanding institutions for students seeking to study and live at a green college."
"The nod from The Princeton Review reflects the importance of sustainability and a commitment to the environment at Farmingdale State College," said Dean of the School of Engineering Technology, Dr. Barbara Christe. "We are so fortunate to work with faculty who are leaders in clean energy and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) green-building practices. When we educate architects and construction managers of the future with embedded environmental priorities, we ensure a livable world for future generations."
Farmingdale's "green" initiatives include the Renewable Energy and Sustainability Center; its annual International Energy and Sustainability Conference; membership in the Smart Energy Corridor Project; the Smart Energy House; and a new workforce training program in support of New York State's commitment to wind energy.