August 25, 2014

Cornell Receives Perfect Score on ‘Green Honor Roll’

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By ANUSHKA MEHROTRA

For the second consecutive year, Cornell won the highest possible score on the Green Honor Roll, The Princeton Review’s annual list of the country’s most sustainable colleges.

Only 24 other universities out of 861 surveyed attained a perfect score of 99 points and are featured on the 2015 Green Honor Roll. Harvard and Columbia were the only other Ivy League schools to receive the award.

Cornell was selected to receive the award due to its wide variety of sustainability-related courses, extracurricular activities, according to The Princeton Review.

“At Cornell University, students can choose from more than 400 courses and 28 majors to study sustainability in every college,” the organization said on its website.

The Princeton Review also commended Cornell for its goal of achieving carbon-neutrality by 2050.

Cornell is “deeply committed” to achieving zero net carbon emissions, according to the University’s sustainable campus website.

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