Sustainability Center Awards Student Grants
May 07, 2021
The results from students who earned grants from the Sustainability Center are in. An aluminum recycling competition among fraternities and sororities led by Addie White led to the collection of more than 81,000 cans from 13 teams. White was awarded a $983 grant, and the winning houses won more than $600 for the charity of choice, paid in part from funds from the cans. Beth Hoots and Natalie Wiley were awarded $2,200 to install Smart energy meters in five fraternity and sorority houses. The meters will be used to conduct an energy-use competition between the houses. Annika Esau was awarded $2728.12 to replace a 12,500-square-foot section of lawn grass in front of the Hartung Theater with a drought-tolerant grass. The new grass will help reduce the volume of water needed to keep campus green and lighten the load on the reclaimed irrigation system.
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