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The Green goes green: Sustainability successes, dedication to green initiatives celebrated

The Green goes green:  Sustainability successes, dedication to green initiatives celebrated

Oct. 26, 2011, was a day to celebrate the power of the sustainability movement on college campuses across the country.  The University of Delaware joined the nationwide movement with a full day of activities, ranging from a water bottle exchange and a bike clinic to a clothing swap and a gardening workshop.

At UD, the event dovetails with the ongoing Initiative for the Planet, which is aimed at making the University a national and international resource for environmental research, technology, education and policy.

John Byrne, Distinguished Professor of Energy and Climate Policy and director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy, started UD’s Campus Sustainability Day off by reiterating the University’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint by 20 percent by 2020. (full article)