School may be out but things are still brewing! Here's a mid-summer recap.
Over half of the waste from Move Out was diverted
Out of 178.55 tons of material produced during move out, 57% of it was diverted from the landfill through donation or recycling. We owe a huge thanks to the hard work of UK Recycling! See a breakdown here.
UK Solar Car to head to national competition
The vehicle will compete in the Formula Sun Grand Prix, a solar challenge that draws teams from around the world. But for now, it's greeting soon-to-be first year students at orientation! Read more here.
Gatton School of Business is LEED Gold Certified
The building is the nineteenth on campus to qualify for the US Green Building Council program, and the third to achieve gold status. Read more here.
Summer Sustainability eNews
Sustainability eNews will be on hiatus until school picks back up; we'll be resuming distribution in September. Until then, you can keep up with summer sustainability updates on our Facebook!
Have a fantastic rest of summer, see you in the Fall!
Opportunities & Resources:
Transportation Services has two programs that will pay you not to drive to campus:
A pilot incentive program for employees who choose to forgo bringing a motor vehicle to campus for one year. The program will give up to 200 qualified employees each $200 over a one-year period, which will be divided evenly on each paycheck during that time period. More info here.
Bicycle Voucher Program
The bicycle voucher program will give up to 100 qualified students and employees each four $100 vouchers to spend at participating local bicycle shops. Those who accept a voucher must return any current parking permits to Transportation Services and sign a two-year car-free commitment, making them ineligible to purchase a new motor vehicle permit for two full calendar years. More info here.
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