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Green Grants Available to SUNY Plattsburgh Community

PLATTSBURGH, NY (March 10, 2008) - The Campus Committee on Environmental Responsibility at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh has put together an application packet that will allow students, faculty, staff and administration at the college to apply for grants to help the college become more environmentally friendly.

The funds come from the students' voluntary $3 Green Energy Fee, passed in the spring of 2007. So far, this fee has raised $14,659.50. The committee is making all of this money available to fund projects that enhance the college's environmental efforts.

Because the funds come from student fees, all grant proposals must have at least one student as a co-sponsor. Faculty/staff sponsorship is optional. In this way, students will become the agents for change.

"The energy and passion that our students bring to this cause is tremendous," said President John Ettling. "The green grants will give them a way to put that power to work, making our campus an even better place to live, work and study."

In addition to looking at the environmental impacts of proposals, the committee will consider the feasibility and sustainability of the projects. Budgets should run between $500 and $7,500.

The application due date for any proposals is March 14. Applications are available at the Angell College Center information desk and in the hallway by Room 104, Hudson Hall.

For more information, contact Dr. Timothy Mihuc, co-chair of the committee, at [email protected] or by phone at 518-564-2028.

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