Swarthmore Noted As "Green College" by Princeton Review and U.S. Green Building Council

Stacey Kutish

Swarthmore Noted As "Green College" by
Princeton Review and U.S. Green Building Council

by Stacey Kutish
7/16/2010

hydroponic garden

Thanks to the Good Food Project, lettuce grows in a hydroponic window farm in Eldridge Commons.

Swarthmore is profiled in the Guide to 286 Green Colleges, a new publication produced by the Princeton Review in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council. The book profiles the nation's most environmentally-responsible colleges and universities as determined by a "green rating" scale and highlights the College's sustainability intitiatives.

Among the initiatives included are the College's 14,300 square feet of green roof and its purchase of wind credits equal to 42 percent of its kilowatt hour use per year. The green space on campus, including the Scott Arboretum and Crum Woods, receives special mention, as does the work of the College's Sustainability Committee and the student-run Good Food Project. The College's Career Services office is also mentioned for the advice it gives to students interested in pursuing internships and careers with an environmental focus.