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November 14, 2010

Frostburg State a member of renewable energy council

— FROSTBURG — To further the study and implementation of renewable energy and create a more sustainable campus, Frostburg State University has joined the American Council on Renewable Energy as an institutional member of its Higher Education Committee.

ACORE is an organization of more than 600 member companies and institutions that are dedicated to moving renewable energy into the mainstream of the United States economy.

“As part of ACORE’s Higher Education Committee, Frostburg State has an opportunity to share knowledge and collaborate with other institutions on increasing the use of renewable energy on college campuses, developing curricula and resources and growing funding for higher education-based research and development of renewable energy,” said FSU President Jonathan Gibralter, who registered the university for the membership. “This supports our ongoing efforts to position ourselves as an educational resource for renewable energy and to reduce our carbon footprint. We are taking a role in the national conversation about renewable energy and sustainability.”

Through its ACORE membership, FSU will also have access to an active network of renewable energy leaders through discounted networking events, teleconferences, webinars and publications. The organization will also help FSU stay informed of the latest developments, trends and opportunities in renewable energy.

Joining ACORE is just the latest development in FSU’s ongoing efforts to become a more sustainable campus dedicated to educating students about environmental issues. Building on Frostburg’s commitment to the American College & University President’s Climate Commitment, Gibralter was recently appointed to the ACUPCC’s 2011-2012 Steering Committee.

The university also established a sustainability studies minor in fall 2010 and was listed in Princeton Review’s “Guide to 286 Green Colleges,” a publication designed to “recognize the impressive environmental and sustainability programs at universities and colleges across the country.”

FSU’s efforts to promote sustainability include developing a variety of activities and programs to help the campus learn about sustainability, including an annual Earth Week celebration; participation in the national RecycleMania competition; “E=(LG)2,” a student-written, student-edited publication on sustainability, the only one of its kind; and Blackout Days, where the university turns off its lights and computers over lunchtime.

With the leadership of “Learning Green, Living Green” and the enthusiasm and advocacy of its faculty, staff and students, FSU successfully submitted a Climate Action Plan in September 2009, as part of the pledge it made to the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment. The Climate Action Plan will guide FSU to climate neutrality by 2030.

As part of its goal of becoming climate neutral, FSU has an Energy Star purchasing policy and has been working on installing high-efficiency lighting and low-flow showerheads, which has not only saved electricity and water, but also has saved FSU close to $40,000 in utility costs.

Additionally, FSU’s Department of Physics and Engineering is moving forward with building a Sustainable Energy Research Facility — or SERF — with grants from the Department of Energy. SERF will be a green, self-sufficient, off-the-grid building and an educational research center for renewable energy connected to the Allegany Business Center at FSU.

To learn more about FSU’s focus on sustainability, visit www.frostburg.edu/lglg or e-mail lglg@frostburg.edu. If you are on Facebook, you can also become a fan of the “Learning Green, Living Green at FSU (LGLG)” Facebook Page at facebook.com/frostburglglg.

To learn more about ACORE, visit www.acore.org.

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