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April 22, 2010

Birmingham-Southern named one of the 286 "Greenest Colleges" by The Princeton Review

BIRMINGHAM, Ala—Birmingham-Southern College is one of the nation's 286 "Greenest Colleges," according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company, in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council, features the college in its new "Guide to 286 Green Colleges."

Urban Environmental ParkThe guide, which profiles 286 colleges chosen as the nation;s most eco-friendly campuses, includes a half-page profile on each college featuring each school;s vital statistics on sustainability, including Green majors. It is the first, free comprehensive guidebook focused solely on institutions of higher education that have demonstrated an above average commitment to sustainability in terms of campus infrastructure, activities and initiatives.

BSC is touted in its profile for its new Urban Environmental Studies major which was launched in the 2008-09 academic year, as well as its new Urban Environmental Park which serves as an academic laboratory for the study of environmental issues as well as a recreational area for students. The college is also recognized as the home for the Southern Environmental Center which offers an award-winning museum and interactive EcoScape gardens.

Birmingham-Southern is a four-year, private liberal arts college founded in 1856 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church.

The free guide can be downloaded at and

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