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Wind powers Union's sustainability efforts

November 9, 2010
SCHENECTADY, NY — Workers installed three 1.2 kilowatt wind turbines on campus, another step in Union College''s sustainability efforts to reduce its carbon footprint, according to The Chronicle.
A small crowd of students, faculty and staff cheered when the first of the 33-foot high turbines rose near the soccer fields adjacent to College Park Hall, a former brownfield site that was once home to the American Locomotive Company, the article stated.
"This is so exciting," said Erin Delman ''12, co-chair of the U Sustain Committee.
"This is another great initiative on campus that will make students more aware of our sustainability efforts. We do lots of things behind the scenes, but this is more visible," Delman added.
The turbines will supply 40 percent of the power used regularly at the athletic complex, including for lights and the scoreboard, reducing the College''s energy costs by several thousand dollars a year, the article noted.
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