Committee on sustainability announces green grants

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April 14, 2009

4:32 AM

The College of William and Mary Committee on Sustainability awarded four student summer research grants for the study of environmental activities on campus, including recycling locally produced food.

The four projects recognized by the committee will investigate campus recycling, geographic information system mapping of campus ecological elements and sustainable food procurement with the intention of decreasing the College’s carbon footprint.

Each grant supplies the projects with $3,500 for the summer, with the possibility of an additional $1,500 for research expenses if needed.

The grants, which are funded by the College’s “green fees,” are part of an effort to advance the College’s Sustainability Policy, announced by President Taylor Reveley in the spring of 2008.

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