Students lead the way in creating a sustainable college community
December 22, 2010
EASTON, PA — Every day is Earth Day at Lafayette College, as a growing number of students are taking an active role in making the campus a greener place to live and learn, according to a press release.
Through student-faculty research and projects and involvement in numerous campus organizations, students have been the drivers behind many efforts that helped the college climb from a grade of D- to B in the national Sustainable Endowments Institute''s annual Green Report Card, the article stated.
"Students have stepped up to move the college forward with regard to working toward a sustainable community," said Arthur Kney, associate professor and head of civil and environmental engineering.
"It has been a united effort among faculty, staff and administration with the students acting as the thread that has brought us all together," Kney added.
George Xiques, assistant director of facilities planning and construction and campus sustainability manager, says it''s critical that students are realistic in their environmental ideas, working with the administration to bring about change in a practical way, the article noted.
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