You Can Save the World with a Burrito!
$5 is less than the cost of a burrito at Chipotle. Skip your foil-wrapped lunch for one day and help improve your campus (oh, and save the world). If you are a student, log into your myUT portal to opt-in to the Student Green Fund. If you are a faculty, staff, or community member, you can donate through our UT Foundation Account. I see it as my responsibility, not only because I sit on the Fund as the staff representative, but because I see the importance and potential of the Green Fund. As the semester comes to a close, it is again time to pay your bill. Please consider opting into the Student Green Fund. Your $5, in combination with your fellow classmates $5 will enable other students to make real, change on UT’s campus. This semester we were able to fund and support several projects. The Green Fund has approved funding for a compact fluorescent (CFL) bulb exchange in the residence halls that will not only decrease energy costs, but will educate students on the importance of making smart light bulb purchases. The project projects savings of $421.12 per year just by changing 100 incandescents to CFLs. The second project we are supporting is an application to create a web portal to encourage and set up carpooling opportunities for students, faculty, and staff. It is currently in its infancy stages as the project proposer’s talk with administrators about the likelihood of the project, but it has the full support of the Green Fund. Do you have a project idea for the Green Fund? Work on a proposal over break and submit it once you get back! We are looking for beginning to look for spring semester applications. Again, can you forgo that $5 and contribute it to something larger than yourself? After all, it is the season for giving! So give to a cause that will make a lasting difference at your home, The University of Toledo. For more information on the GF go to http://www.utoledo.edu/sustainability/greenfund/.
Brooke Mason is the Interim Sustainability Specialist for The University of Toledo. A 2012 Bowling Green State University graduate with a degree in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management, Brooke is obsessive about environmental sustainability. In her position, she works on initiatives ranging from energy conservation, to recycling, to transportation, and much more. She is passionate about working with and educating students about the topic of sustainability. Everyday Brooke works to ensure the current generation can meet their need without compromising the ability of future generations to do the same. In her spare time, she loves reading novels, oil painting, and exploring the outdoors.
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