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Purchase Noted as a Green College

Purchase College is happy to once again be included in The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges.

We’ve been recognized for our commitment to the environment in our campus policies, programs, and practices in the most recent 2023 edition of the Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges.

More than 25 data points were analyzed in the selection of schools for the guide and ranking list, including uses of renewable energy, recycling and conservation programs, the availability of environmental studies in academic offerings, and career guidance for green jobs.

Sustainability at Purchase

Purchase College has demonstrated its commitment to sustainability for many years.

Presidents Climate Commitment

In 2007, former President Thomas J. Schwarz was an original signatory of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). This commitment set the tone for a sustainability standard on campus.


In 2021, the college officially signed the United Nation’s University Global Coalition (UGC), which enlists globally engaged colleges and universities to work in partnership for a more sustainable future. The effort focuses on the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

These goals are designed to help tackle the planet’s most urgent challenges and form an umbrella over the college’s operations and activities.

Visit our SDG site to learn more.

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