Tours at Kennesaw State University will highlight sustainability initiatives for Earth Day

Contact: Yolanda Rodriguez, 770-499-3057 or yolanda@kennesaw.edu

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KENNESAW, Ga. (April 18, 2013)  — Sustainability at Kennesaw State University is a top priority. The University was among seven Georgia colleges and universities recently named to “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges."

WHAT: Kennesaw State University will host tours for the public of its green buildings. Visitors to campus will see:

  • Prillaman Hall and The Commons, which received the Green Building Council’s LEED Gold certification.
  • The Social Sciences building, which is LEED Silver certified.
  • The Science Laboratory, which is being reviewed for LEED Gold certification.
  • The campus bike shop, which offers free repairs to students, faculty and staff. Parts must be provided.

WHO: Robert C. Paul, director of Sustainability at Kennesaw State and professor of biology, will lead the tours. Students will be stationed at key locations during the 10 a.m. tour.

WHEN: Monday, April 22, 2013. Tours begin at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Kennesaw State University, 1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw, Ga. 30144

The tours will begin in the west patio area between the Carmichael Student Center and the Sturgis Library.

For a map of the campus go to: http://www.kennesaw.edu/admissions/pdfs/ksu_2d_map.pdf

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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering more than 80 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctorates in education, business and nursing and a new Ph.D. in international conflict management. Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 24,600 from 130 countries.