The REV Campus Challenge encourages clean energy at colleges and universities


The REV Campus Challenge encourages clean energy at colleges and universities

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The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has created a program called REV Campus Challenge that are encouraging schools to implement clean energy projects and principles.
 
According to the website:
 
The REV Campus Challenge recognizes colleges and universities that strive to meet their financial, environmental, academic, and community goals through clean energy solutions. REV Campus Challenge Members are committed to making significant contributions to clean energy and sustainability on campus, in the classroom, and in the community.
 
The Director of Market Development at NYSERDA, Patrick O’Shei said:
 
“One of the key principles in the REV Campus Challenges, student leadership and student involvement, and we are looking at that in a couple of ways. We’re encouraging campuses to develop sustainability curriculum, clean energy curriculum. And actually encourage students to look at these avenues for careers in the future. We’re also looking to bring to them awareness and understanding of how their behaviors and their choices impact New York’s clean energy future. So they become a good model whether they take on clean energy professionally or they take it on as a consumer, making investment choices for themselves in the future.”
 
The Interim Director of the Institute for Sustainable Environment at Clarkson University, Susan Powers said:
 
“Most people think of that in terms of more solar panels and wind turbines, but it’s the whole transmission and distribution system and smart grid, it’s reducing our loads and transferring them across the hours of the day to make that system work better. It’s behavioral change to encourage people to conserve and its policies to enable all of that. And so at Clarkson, we’re looking both in terms of what we are teaching our students and what research we are doing to improve those activities and what we’re doing in our own operations for that whole system, which I think is really really important, to connect all those dots. You can’t just have more solar panels without all the rest and really achieve clean energy.”
 
These initiatives are just another way of reducing the carbon footprints of major institutions and encouraging sustainable energy practices now and into the future.
 

Posted By Sally on September 8, 2016 | 0 Comment

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