Sustainability

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West Virginia U To Test Reusable To-Go Containers

West Virginia University is replacing foam to-go containers with more environmentally friendly, reusable cartons.

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Plugged In: University Of Michigan Installs 6 Charging Stations For Electric Cars

Anyone with a U-M permit, no matter the permit grade, can park at the stations of up to four hours for free, while others can pay to use the spaces.

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Consumers Energy Cuts Grand Valley State U $116,000 Check For Efficiency Upgrades

As part of an energy efficiency program, Grand Valley State University has received a $116,280 rebate check for purchasing two energy efficient air conditioning systems.

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Oklahoma State University Looks To Establish Eco-Village

Oklahoma State University officials are developing a new campus housing option designed to encourage residents to be more socially and ecologically aware. Known as an eco-village, the project will incorporate sustainable living and living in a socially integrated community.

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Pitzer College Teams Up With Robert Redford To Form Conservancy

The Claremont college partners with the actor and devoted preservationist to create the Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability.

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Catholic University Adds Third Green Roof on Campus

LiveRoof® Hybrid Green Roof System Selected for 1,488-Square-Foot Installation

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More Than $1 Million Saved By Energy Conservation At Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Kalamazoo Valley Community College has saved more than $1 million during the past two years by conserving energy and is on track to reduce 18.2 million gallons of storm water runoff with a water treatment system.

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Ball State U Explores Sewage Treatment Greenhouse

Ball State might bring European wastewater treatment and recycling technology to campus.

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The Green College and University: A Symbiotic Journey

Institutions of higher learning around the globe are turning green. They are embracing sustainability for many reasons, some of them economic, some of them because their student body and faculty are requesting it, and some of them just because it is the right thing to do. There is now even a “College Sustainability Report Card” (published by the Sustainable Endowments Institute) which lists those schools that have joined the green bandwagon and demonstrated a commitment to sustainability and is designed to give guidance to those institutions considering going green.

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