Archive for December, 2010

COS update

It’s been a while since my last post, so I thought I would update everyone on what the Committee on Sustainability has been up to this fall and winter. In November, the Steering Committee voted on the Fall 2010 Green Fees projects, awarding a total of $72, 437 to eleven different projects. The projects include a composting pilot project in the dorms, a major lighting upgrade in a large Law School lecture hall, a study of microhydroelectric power in the Crim Dell, and support for Earth Day 2011, among other projects. You can view the full list of projects and read the press release at

I have also been working very hard with some COS volunteers to resurrect the EcoAmbassador program for the Spring 2011 semester. Next semester, eight students will work in six offices and departments on campus on various different projects dealing with recycling, energy use, alternative energy studies and other topics. The EcoAmbassadors will receive one academic credit for their work, but more importantly they will be able to share their discoveries with the campus community and beyond, acting as ambassadors for sustainability. Look for the press release on the EcoAmbassadors coming in January 2011.

That’s all for now. May you have a happy, safe and sustainable holiday season!

December 21st, 2010


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