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Student and Faculty Initiatives Promote Green Campus

Each year the Sustainability Council awards Sustainability Mini-Grants to fund innovative ideas across campus.

This year the Travel Office will create a fund to offset carbon emissions for university air travel. Professors will incorporate sustainability applications into calculus classes, teach solar energy workshops for middle school girls and document Zena Forest in photographs.

Students will host a "Call to Action" workshop in Portland, start a composting program for facilities in Putnam University Center, design a hot water switch for faucets that will conserve energy, establish additional bike parking at the business and law buildings, create a "Street Fleet" long-term bike rental program, attend a smart-growth conference and share the findings with Willamette and the community, and create more sustainable infrastructure for Wulapalooza.

10-23-2008