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DP&L to recognize University of Dayton as a energy savings champion

The University of Dayton received another $700,000 in DP&L rebates for energy savings on campus, bringing the total to $1.2 million. And to celebrate, DP&L will be presenting President Eric F. Spina with a rebate check and recognizing the University for its continuing sustainability efforts that have resulted in the energy savings at 12:05 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, in Kennedy Union Torch Lounge.

Following the presentation until 2 p.m., DP&L will distribute free energy efficient LED light bulbs in exchange for incandescent bulbs (limit 12) plus a bottle of water and an energy bar (while supplies last). That evening, DP&L will present its savings champion trophy to the University of Dayton at the Flyers' men's basketball game against Davidson at UD Arena.

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Green Energy Ohio gives Green Achievement Award in Academia to UD

The University of Dayton will receive Green Energy Ohio's Green Achievement Award in Academia at an awards ceremony Friday, April 17, at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. Green Energy Ohio honors individuals, businesses, universities, nonprofits, and government and community entities for promoting sustainable energy policies, technologies and practices and educating Ohioans on renewable resources and energy conservation and efficiency.

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HSI graduate student Baldasare engineering his future with an eye on sustainability

Starting at a young age, Hanley Sustainability Institute graduate assistant Chris Baldasare took apart mechanical pencils, Lego sets, and later old computers and electronics. He also learned about nature while becoming an Eagle Scout. “As a kid I would find myself breaking things apart, just to put them back together. I had a passion for building and hands-on work,” he said. “The scouts have a saying which is ‘leave no trace’ meaning that when you are camping to leave the area as you found it. Being in scouts growing up definitely also played a role in my interest in sustainability.”

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