Fairfield University has received a number of awards and recognitions in recent years for its commitment to sustainability on campus.
Sierra Magazine's "Cool Schools"
Fairfield University's inclusion on the 2010 'Cool Schools' list in the fall issue of Sierra Magazine, a publication of the Sierra Club - the oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the nation that provides an overview of colleges and universities nationwide committed to sustainability projects.
Guide to 286 Green Colleges
In 2010, the University was named among the country's most environmentally responsible institutions by the Princeton Review and U.S. Green Building Council, and was included in the "Guide to 286 Green Colleges," a resource focusing solely on institutions of higher education that have demonstrated an above average commitment to sustainability in terms of campus infrastructure, activities, and initiatives.
2010 Energy Star Combined Heat and Power Award
Fairfield's campus sustainability commitment has also resulted in a 2010 Energy Star Combined Heat and Power Award by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its "innovative techniques to generate power and thermal energy" on campus.
In anticipation of the robust national debate on climate change, new energy sources and the future of sustainability in the United States, consider the following faculty experts at Fairfield University, in Fairfield, Connecticut. These individuals are well-versed on topical issues, media savvy and available to comment on an array of environment-related topics, including gas extraction, climate change policy, the economics of clean water, alternative energy, 'green' building, and a host of other pressing matters. Among the news organizations the faculty members have been interviewed by are National Geographic, PBS.com, CNN.com, WNPR, Thomson Reuters, the Hartford Business Journal, Hearst Newspapers, and numerous peer reviewed journals.