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UST Leads Conference in Green Power

University of St. Thomas was recently recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a 2013-2014 Individual Conference Champion of the College & University Green Power Challenge for using more green power than any other school in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Since April2006, EPA’s Green Power Partnership has tracked and recognized the collegiate athletic conferences with the highest combined green power use in the nation. The Individual Conference Champion Award recognizes the school that has the largest individual use of green power within a qualifying conference.

University of St. Thomas beat its conference rivals by using nearly 33 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power, representing 82 percent of the school’s annual electricity usage. According to the U.S. EPA, St. Thomas' green power use is equivalent to avoiding the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the electricity use of more than 3,000 average American homes annually, or the CO2 emissions of nearly 5,000 passenger vehicles per year.

To learn more, visit: http://www.epa.gov/greenpower/initiatives/cu_challenge.htm.

 

 

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