April 26, 2013
Mindy Granley | Sustainability Coordinator | 218 726-8195 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Lori Melton | Communication Associate | 218 726-8830 | email@example.com
UMD Listed in Princeton Review's "Guide to Green Colleges"
The Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges features the University of Minnesota Duluth. The guide was released in conjunction with Earth Week.
"The Princeton Review's Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2013 Edition" profiles schools that have shown notable commitments to sustainability.
Mindy Granley, Sustainability Coordinator at UMD, explains that sustainability has long been a priority for UMD, even prior to establishing an Office of Sustainability in 2008. "Being included in the guide is an acknowledgement of our accomplishments. Sustainability is an ongoing effort, but we appreciate the recognition of what we're doing already at UMD."
Among UMD's green highlights listed by the Princeton Review:
• UMD has five LEED-certified buildings
• UMD is a signatory of the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC)
• The UMD Solar Research Project produces renewable energy atop Malosky Stadium
• UMD's Natural Resource Research Institute fosters economic development of Minnesota's natural resources in an environmentally sound manner. For example, the Institute recently created a business model for recycling old mattresses.
• UMD has several small rain garden, biofiltration areas, and two green roofs
• UMD offers incentives to students, faculty, and staff that commute by bike
University of Minnesota Twin Cities and University of Minnesota Morris were also featured in the guide.
Link to the Green Guide: (UMD is on Page 148)