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Morris included in National Wildlife Federation’s 2010 Campus Sustainability Database

Posted by Judy Korn on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010

National Wildlife Federation’s (NWF) Campus Ecology 2010 campus sustainability case studies, the only database of its kind, is now available online. Nearly 100 case studies were added for 2010, highlighting campus climate and sustainability efforts ranging from recycling and energy efficiency to alternative transportation systems and green jobs training programs. The University of Minnesota, Morris was included for its solar thermal array project that heats the Regional Fitness Center recreational pool used by the campus and local community, and for the campus’s first-of-its-kind renewable energy course focused on biomass gasification technology.

“Morris is glad to be a part of this database project,” says Troy Goodnough, sustainability coordinator at the Morris campus. “Part of our outreach mission is to share the information we have learned from implementing sustainability related projects. Morris continues to be a destination that demonstrates how a low carbon community can be created. It is rare to see wind, biomass, solar, and other renewable energy projects in one place. We have been really pleased to host visitors from all over Minnesota and elsewhere, and we appreciate being able to share stories and learn from each other.”

Published each year since 1989, NWF’s Campus Ecology sustainability case study database (formerly called the Campus Ecology Yearbook) is the only resource of its kind in the United States. The case study database is searchable by topic, year, state, and school. The case studies include information on project goals, successes and challenges, funding strategies, and contact information for the project leader and the campus.