Sustainability

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CU-Boulder's Will Vill North Gets Top Green Rating

Water station saves plastic bottles, rooftop solar panels provide energy

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A Green Alternative for Permeable Pavers

VAST® Composite Permeable Pavers (4x8-inches) reduce the volume and velocity of stormwater runoff by infiltrating 4.9 gallons of rainwater per square foot per minute. They are manufactured in VAST's engineered composite material that includes 95 percent post-consumer recycled rubber and plastics. The composite material is more giving and forgiving than the hard, abrasive surface of concrete pavers, making the VAST Pavers a safer and more comfortable surface. They provide slip resistance and are manufactured with spacer lugs engineered to maintain a precise 0.275-inch space between pavers in conformance with ADA requirements.

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UConn Names Likens As Environmental Adviser

The University of Connecticut has appointed ecology scholar Gene Likens, who has been honored for his early work on acid rain, as a special environmental adviser.

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Gator Dining/ARAMARK removes foam packaging from all dining locations

Gator Dining Services/ARAMARK has eliminated foam packaging for foods at all Gator Dining locations, including the dining halls, Classic Fare Catering and the national brands on University of Florida’s campus. Ridding foam in more than 40 dining locations diverts an estimated 1.2 million units of foam products from the landfill, which is approximately 24,000 pounds or 17,000 cubic feet of foam.

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Trans-Lux Partners with Rochester Institute of Technology To Support Green Initiatives and Engage Students

Trans-Lux Corporation, a world-class leader in video displays and LED lighting solutions, has forged a multi-faceted partnership with Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) to support the university’s sustainability objectives and advance student engagement. Beyond the LED products that will be installed on campus, Trans-Lux also announced a fellowship program whereby RIT students will work with Trans-Lux R&D and engineering to develop new applications for LEDs in the lighting and video display categories. The announcement was made by J.M.

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Transportation Safety Technologies Helps Miami University Reduce Engine Idling, Emissions In Campus Service Vehicles

Idling a vehicle for one hour can consume one gallon of gas per day, thus creating a costly problem over time, not to mention harming the environment. Indiana-based, Transportation Safety Technologies (TST), an industry leader in the design and manufacture of a wide array of electronic components for the specialty vehicle industry, announces today that Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, has implemented its Idle GuardTM 200 on four campus service vehicles to reduce emissions.

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New Residence Halls At Birmingham-Southern College Certified As Environmentally Friendly

Birmingham-Southern College's new Lakeview North and Lakeview South residence halls have been certified by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification system.

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Soka University Meets the Challenge of Stormwater Management

Soka University of America is a private, four-year liberal arts college located on a 103-acre campus that overlooks a wilderness park in the City of Aliso Viejo in Orange County, Calif.  The new Performing Arts Center with its adjacent Academic Building, situated on 1.9 acres of the campus, is destined to become a premier venue for concerts, theater productions, lectures and assemblies.

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CU-Boulder To Fertilize Campus Lawns With Chicken Poop

The University of Colorado, which announced earlier this year it would no longer use herbicides on its campus, will soon be fertilizing its grounds with chicken poop.

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Mich. State U To Use EPA Grant To Reduce Emissions From University Vehicles

Michigan State University is using a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to go green by reducing emissions from 14 of its diesel-fueled trucks and buses.

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