Clean Energy U: Colleges Celebrate Campus Sustainability Day

Colleges and universities across the country promote sustainability in higher education
Oct 22, 2014 6:20 PM ET

Originally posted on FastLane

Let’s clear the air.

Beyond building efficient vehicles in a responsible way, Chevrolet is supporting the ingenious efforts of people across America helping lead the clean energy revolution. That includes those in the higher education community.

If what we’re hearing today on Campus Sustainability Day is any indication of the momentum, there’s a big commitment to leave a smaller footprint.

Six more colleges from Portland to Boston today announced their clean energy progress. They’re part of our Clean Energy Campus Campaign where they are selling carbon credits to Chevrolet – apathway we opened up through the help of Climate Neutral Business Network and many other organizations.

That money goes toward their continued investment in clean energy technologies for an even broader effect. And, we retire the credits to benefit the environment, meaning they will never be used to offset emissions related to our vehicles or operations.

Take a look at how these colleges are reducing greenhouse gas emissions, engaging their students and spreading awareness of the benefits of a clean energy future. From LEED-certified rec centers and onsite renewable energy to eliminating coal and upgrading parking deck lighting, these campuses are demonstrating they’re at the top of their class.

·         Portland State University

·         Spelman College

·         University of Illinois at Chicago

·         University of Wisconsin – Steven’s Point

·         Boston University

·         Rochester Institute of Technology

They join six others that have recently announced their involvement in the campaign:  Ball State UniversityValencia CollegeUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignGrand Valley State UniversitySpelman College and Southern Oregon University.

Follow the sustainability conversation on Twitter and tell Chevrolet about your clean-energy efforts at #CleanEnergyU.