CINCINNATI — xpedx has announced, as part of its xpedx Campus Greening Challenge, an opportunity for Net Impact student chapters to lower the environmental impact of their college campuses, according to a press release.
Teams of Net Impact students — a global non-profit that inspires a new generation of leaders to work for a better world — will be challenged to develop new ideas that lead to more sustainable practices on their campuses, with the team showing the most progress to be chosen as the challenge winner later this academic year, the release stated.
"This is an opportunity for students to expand their future career skills while lowering the environmental impact of their campus," said Dave Wallace, xpedx’s director of sustainability.
"Responsible stewardship of natural resources at xpedx includes sustainable operations, sustainable product choices and sustainable business practices. All three elements will be key in the Campus Greening Challenge," Wallace added.
According to the release, participating Net Impact chapters have until March 2012 to develop and execute their campus greening projects.
Students are challenged to come up with projects that are big picture, scalable and replicable, so the end result not only benefits their campus, but will also benefit campuses nationwide that have access to their project plans through the Net Impact network, the release noted.
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