UMF named one of the most environmentally responsible colleges

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FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington is one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the USA and Canada, according to The Princeton Review. The well-known education services company selected UMF for inclusion in the just-released second annual edition of its free downloadable book, “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 311 Green Colleges: 2011 Edition.”

The University of Maine at Farmington joins the ranks of outstanding universities and colleges nationwide that are leading the “green” movement through its special programs and initiatives. “Today’s students are preparing to be tomorrow’s leaders,” said Theodora J. Kalikow, UMF president. “It’s up to educational institutions across the country to provide the kind of experience and leadership that will help them to be good environmental stewards and lead the way to a sustainable future.”

In 2010, Kalikow and the college’s Sustainable Campus Coalition were recognized by the U.S. House of Representatives for their work to make a clean energy campus a reality. Efforts by the SCC and across campus have been instrumental in guiding UMF towards energy solutions that reduce greenhouse gases and long-term energy costs through the implementation of ground source heat pumps, lighting retrofits, educational and awareness programs and the development of a UMF Climate Action Plan to achieve carbon neutrality.

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