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Princeton Review Names Simmons College A "Green College"

Simmons Featured In Green Guide For 2nd Year In A Row

BOSTON (April 22, 2011) — Simmons College has been included in the second annual edition of The Princeton Review's Guide to 311 Green Colleges: 2011, a recently published guidebook that features a select group of universities that have demonstrated a significant commitment to sustainability. Created in collaboration with the U.S. Green Building Council, the nation's leading nonprofit committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for buildings and communities, the guide identifies and provides information about the nation's most environmentally responsible "green colleges."

In their summary of Simmons, Princeton Review editors said "Simmons College is making headway in the greening of its Boston-based campus and its overall sustainable efforts. Simmons opened its first LEED Gold building in 2009. The School of Management and Academic building uses 34 percent less water and 38 percent less energy than buildings of equivalent size. Students are involved in a variety of sustainable projects such as RecycleMania, the Switch Your Bulb program, the Sustainability Committee, and the annual Project Move Out, which was initiated by a Simmons student to collect unwanted items from the vacated dorms and distribute them to local shelters and nonprofits." For more green information about Simmons, visit Simmons Green website.

The guide profiles 308 institutions of higher education in the U.S., and three in Canada that demonstrate notable commitments to sustainability. The schools were chosen based on a survey conducted in 2010 of hundreds of colleges across the U.S. and in Canada. The survey asked administrators more than 50 questions about their institution's sustainability-related policies, practices and programs. For more information about the green ranking, visit www.princetonreview.com/green-guide.aspx.

Founded in 1899, Simmons College is a nationally recognized university located in the heart of Boston. It includes an undergraduate college for women, and graduate programs for women and men in management, social work, health sciences, and library and information science. Follow Simmons on Twitter @SimmonsCollege and @SimmonsNews.

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