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Environmental Tip of the Week: 2/22/13

This isn’t really a tip — it’s more of an announcement everyone should know about. Beginning March 1, the College will no longer burn coal. This is one change that will go unseen on campus, but makes a big difference in how we maintain our operation. By switching from coal to natural gas, the College will reduce emissions by 375 tons of sulfur dioxide and 7600 tons of carbon dioxide each year. The change means we will stop emitting small amounts of lead and mercury and stop producing fly ash. The College will be saving almost $20,000 a year on emission fees from the EPA. Stop by Lowry Center on March 1 from  11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to learn more!

– SB Loder, Sustainability Coordinator

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One Response to “Environmental Tip of the Week: 2/22/13”

  1. Rich Davis says:

    Thank-you College of Wooster of coming to your senses of not burning coal now my vehicles and surrounding area of our home will not have further damage from fly ash along with hole’s pitted in the blacktop when the winds carry their deposit’s….now if Orrville can do the same


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