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

Contact: Yolanda Rodriguez, 770-499-3057 or MEDIA ADVISORY KENNESAW, Ga. (…

Georgia (Apr 18, 2013) — Contact: Yolanda Rodriguez, 770-499-3057 or


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.

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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.

Sustainability at Kennesaw State University


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit