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Branching out with solar to charge devices

December, 2015
North Carolina State University's solar tree gives students another option to recharge.

North Carolina State University has installed near its library a 16-foot-tall solar tree where students and others can charge laptops, phones and tablets.

Comprising a 1,500-watt solar array atop a recycled steel base, the tree is designed to withstand 140 mph winds and is the first of three planned for this area of campus.

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Colleges are counting on clean energy from fuel cells to go green

December, 2015
Campuses minimize carbon footprint and reliance on utilities and conserve water with Doosan Fuel Cell

When leadership at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) recently decided to upgrade the campus’s energy system, the goal was to adhere to rigorous state sustainability mandates and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

How the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is living a culture of sustainability

October, 2015

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh has been recognized as the third greenest college in America — and the greenest college in Wisconsin — by the Sierra Club, the largest grassroots environmental organization in the country. The Sierra Club noted the university’s success in water and energy conservation, wind-powered electricity and recycling.

Expecting the Unexpected

September, 2015
Chuck McGinnis

Ten years ago Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and many other Gulf coast communities. Homes destroyed. Businesses underwater. Tulane University’s uptown and downtown campuses were flooded, dispersing students, faculty and staff around the country. Yet, within months the university opened its doors to more than 12,000 students and 5,000 faculty and staff for the spring semester.

Energy efficiency must be a focus in order for institutions to be successful

January, 2015

At the Lone Star College System, we believe that if we can have the budget stability and predictability that results from being more efficient, we can redirect saved funds to our core mission of educating students.