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Towards a Green Future

Bowie State University Launches Energy Conservation and Sustainability Campaign with $25,000 Grant from Verizon Foundation

The future of humanity doesn’t only depend on cultivating a more accepting, diverse society. It also depends on the ability to sustain and protect the earth in which it pulls its resources.

With a $25,000 grant made possible by the Verizon Foundation, Bowie State University (BSU) will launch an Energy Conservation and Sustainability campaign to educate students, faculty and alumni about energy management. Through the campaign, the university will also work to garner support for a campus-wide initiative aiming to reduce on-campus energy consumption by 20 percent over the next three years.

The launch of the Energy Conservation and Sustainability campaign will take place on Tuesday, December 11 in the lobby area of its new Fine & Performing Arts Center, 14000 Jericho Park Road, at 11 a.m. Maryland Delegate and Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland Chair Aisha Braveboy (D-Prince George’s County), Bowie State University President Mickey Burnim, and Verizon’s Mid-Atlantic Region Vice President Anthony A. Lewis will be present for the event.

Bowie State’s sustainability efforts will include a campus “climate commitment” website, promotion of alternative transportation modes, application of new energy conservation technologies, and pursing of certifications for new environmentally-friendly and resource-efficient campus buildings. Both the university and the Verizon Foundation are committed to promoting and fostering a more sustainable, energy-efficient environment through conservation efforts and reducing the environmental impact of operations.