CCNY’s Green College Credentials Draw Some Students

CITY COLLEGE– Two years ago, when Leah McBride was a senior at Forest Hills High School in Queens, she settled on CCNY because the college had always advertised a green environment for students and faculty. Now as a senior, McBride always notices the recycling bins throughout CCNY and appreciated the hydration stations that reduce plastic bottle waste. “A school’s values towards the environment was a big factor for me when determining where to attend college,” says McBride, who is majoring in Environmental Studies. “Climate change is upon us and it is up to my generation to start doing something about it.”

CCNY’s new status as one of the nation’s green colleges could also attract other students like McBride.