Saturday, April 24, 2010
Gally's Green Celebration
Gallaudet went carbon-neutral Thursday in honor of Earth Day. The campus relied on natural gas for as much of the day's energy needs as possible and carbon offsets were bought for the remainder of the energy. Three-year-old Green Gallaudet has led the enviromental effort that has moved the school from about 35,000 in carbon savings during 2008 up to 38,600 in 2009. Gallaudet has had a recycling program in place for years and it has switched recently to using viturally all organic products for grounds maintenance. University officials hope to soon sign on to the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment.