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Princeton Review and Environmental Protection Agency recognizes Chatham University as leader in sustainability for second consecutive year

Chatham named to the Princeton Review’s Green Honor Roll, included in “Guide to 322 Green Colleges,” and named EPA Individual Conference Champion

PITTSBURGH (May 2, 2013) … Both the Princeton Review and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recently recognized Chatham University for the second consecutive year as a national leader in sustainability.

According to the Princeton Review, Chatham University is one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the United States and Canada. As one of only 21 schools to earn a perfect Green Rating score of 99 out of 99, Chatham is included on the Princeton Review’s Green Honor Roll and is profiled in the fourth annual edition of its free downloadable book, “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges.”

The fourth annual edition of this free guide profiles institutions of higher education that demonstrate notable commitments to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities, and career preparation. More information about Chatham’s inclusion in the Princeton Review’s Green Honor Roll and “Guide to 322 Green Colleges” is available on Chatham’s news page.

The same week the Princeton Review honors were announced, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized Chatham for the second consecutive year as the 2012-2013 Individual Conference Champion for using more green power than any other school in the President’s Athletic Conference. More information about Chatham’s recognition as the top green power purchaser in the President’s Athletic Conference is available on Chatham’s news page.

As a charter signatory of the President’s Climate Commitment, Chatham is committed to becoming carbon-neutral by 2025. Since signing in 2007, Chatham’s square footage and enrollment have increased by 36 percent and 45 percent, respectively, yet has reduced its greenhouse gas net emissions by 68 percent. The Chatham University Climate Committee (students, staff, and faculty) supports sustainability and climate action goals through research, reduction projects, and outreach initiatives. Chatham’s commitment to sustainability and the environment earned it an AASHE STARS Gold Rating and recognition from the U.S. Green Building Council, the Environmental Protection Agency, the League of American Bicyclists, among others.

“Chatham University is proud to again receive recognition from the Princeton Review and the Environmental Protection Agency for our commitment to excellence in our sustainability efforts,” says Mary Whitney, sustainability coordinator at Chatham.

About Chatham University
Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pa., has a long history of commitment to the environment and today is a recognized leader in the field of sustainability Building on its accomplishments, Chatham is breaking new ground by building one of the world’s first fully sustainable campuses in higher education. Chatham is also one of only 22 schools in the U.S. to be named to The Princeton Review’s 2013 Green College Honor Roll and is mentioned in a 2012 Forbes article as one of the places contributing to Pittsburgh’s transformation into a destination for “green living.”

Located on 388 acres of formerly undeveloped farm and woodlands about 20 miles north of Pittsburgh, the new, Eden Hall Campus integrates sustainable development, learning, and living throughout its design. Here, students of all disciplines learn to solve complex sustainability and environmental challenges through immersion in a range of fields, including food and sustainable agriculture, energy and climate, water, design and planning, and our community and health.