Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.
In recent years, Mississippi’s public universities have implemented greener efforts with these three words in mind, placing an emphasis — and a bit of a twist — on the first “R.”
In Fiscal Year 2006, the state College Board set a goal to reduce energy consumption at Mississippi’s public higher education institutions by 30 percent per square foot by FY 2016.
With only two years to complete that goal — which coincided with recommendations from a state College Board energy task force, officials are optimistic.