UST Joins EPA's Green Power Leadership Club
In January 2014, the University of St. Thomas became a member of the Green Power Leadership Club, as designated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Membership in the group is defined by an organization’s use of green power. St. Thomas currently gets over 80% of its electrical power from wind power, purchased through Xcel Energy’s Windsource program. The club puts St. Thomas among such companies as Intel, Microsoft, Whole Foods and Apple as national leaders.
Deadline for Campus Sustainability Fund Proposals Is March 31
UST has more than $50,000 in the Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF). As part of the commitment of the campus to become carbon-neutral by 2035, the fund will finance projects that make UST more climate-neutral and sustainable. Members of the campus community – students, staff and faculty – are invited to submit proposals.
The deadline for submission is March 31, 2014 at 5 p.m., for projects to be funded starting July 1, 2014 and finished (funds spent) by June 30, 2015. For more information and a CSF application, visit www.stthomas.edu/sustainability/csf/
Wondering if your project idea is fundable? You can submit a draft proposal for initial review by the CSF committee by March 14, so they can give you feedback about your ideas before you submit a final application.
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St. Thomas is a certified EPA Green Power partner
A voluntary program that supports the organizational procurement of green power by offering expert advice, technical support, tools and resources.
UST signs Presidents Climate Commitment
President Dease announced the signing of the Presidents Climate Commitment at his 2008 Convocation Speech