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UWGB sustainability recognized nationally

Kyle Finstad , News Writer
May 6, 2014
Filed under News

UW-Green Bay was featured in the Princeton Review’s Guide to the 332 Green Colleges.

The guide highlights institutions of higher education that put effort toward promoting sustainability within academics, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation.

UWGB is known for commitment to environmentalism. It was given the name Eco-U for its practices in environmental awareness.

Kyle Ashman, senior communication major, said many factors persuaded him to transfer here, including the nickname Eco-U.

“How green this school is really helped reassure my transfer from UW-Oshkosh to UWGB,” Ashman said.

Among the features that helped UWGB make the list are:

-Cofrin Memorial Arboretum

-A formal committee dedicated to promoting sustainability

-Degrees related to sustainability

-A full-time Sustainability Coordinator, Laurie Case

-Renewable energy sources

 

Ashman said more schools should begin following UWGB.

“The way this school promotes sustainability is something I feel most schools are going to catch on to. I’m proud to be going to one of the frontrunners in that initiative,” Ashman said.