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University of California Making a Difference Too!

posted by Andrew Cuneo

By Andy Cuneo, Senior Account Executive, Washington, D.C.

The University of California is making moves to be more sustainable as well, just as Catholic University in Washington, D.C. did last week.

Drawn up from the encouragement of the student body, more than 10,000 strong wrote in, the University of California is offering greener food choices and building a greener campus.  According to a report on Greenbiz.com, more than 10,000 students sent postcards in demanding the school offer more sustainable and green food choices. Because of this, California is now offering 20 percent of its food as “green food” throughout its 15 campuses. They are also building greener at the university as well, noting the constant effort to build more sustainably as well as keeping the campuses clean.

I’m greatly encouraged at the recent movements of both California and Catholic University and I’m equally as excited by the enthusiasm and environmental awareness today’s college students have. With this passion for sustainability in both past and current students, I’m truly optimistic we’re going to see more students take a stand and move their institutions to a greener future.

Catholic University Starts ‘Panel’ Discussion

posted by Andrew Cuneo

By Andy Cuneo, Senior Account Executive, Washington, D.C. office

Catholic University is seeing the sunny side of electricity production by unveiling this week that more than 1,000 solar panels will be installed at the school in Northeast Washington, D.C.  A Washington Post article noted that by installing the 1,088 solar panels, the school expects it will save more than 340,000 kilowatts of energy each year. To put that in perspective, that totals less than one percent of the annual energy needs of the school but is enough to power at least two radio stations for a full year.

This is a great step in making the university more environmentally friendly and one others should take a close look at.  More colleges and universities, particularly those based in urban areas, should view to the progress being made at Catholic University as a stepping stone to their sustainability as well.