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Archive for March, 2012

Mar 28

League of American Bicyclists

Published in 2012

I found an article on Grist that was titled “One mile on a bike is a $.42 economic gain to society, one mile driving is a $.20 loss.”  It’s interesting because it discusses the socio-economic benefits of riding a bike.  Grist is referencing a blog that was posted by the League of American Bicyclists.

Read it for yourself here!

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Mar 22

Student Senate approves!

Published in 2012

On Wednesday March 14th 2012, Student Senate passed two bills that involved their support for environmental initiatives on BSU campus.

The first was about Green Buildings on campus.  Student Senate supports BSU making the next building project on campus to be LEED Silver certified; and all following capital building projects to follow LEED standards.

The other bill was regarding Renewable Energy.  Student Senate supports BSU installing Solar Transpired Air on campus, and conducting a Bio-Mass Feasibility Study.

Thank you Student Senate for creating these bills, and passing them.  This is a great step toward making BSU a more sustainable campus!


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"We are like tenant farmers chopping down the fence around our house for fuel when we should be using nature’s inexhaustible sources of energy -sun, wind and tide. ... I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don’t have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that."
~ Thomas Edison to Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone (1931)