08/20/2008 - MSU awarded 20K from Xcel Energy Foundation to start recycling project
Xcel Energy announced today that Minot State University would receive a $20,000 environmental grant from its Foundation. The MSU Environmental Sustainability Committee applied for funding to start a new recycling project for the campus.
"By developing an on-campus recycling program, Minot State University is demonstrating their environmental leadership," said Kathy Aas, community relations manager for Xcel Energy. "At Xcel Energy, we work hard to protect the environment and encourage others to do so as well."
With this grant from the Foundation, the Environmental Sustainability Committee plans to:
- address MSUís need for an effective recycling program to reduce waste.
- provide undergraduate research and internship opportunities for students.
- educate students, faculty and staff about the environmental and cost savings benefits of recycling and conservation.
"With $20,000, Minot State University will be able to purchase the necessary equipment and materials to begin an effective environmental program," said Linda Olson, chair of the humanities department and principal investigator for the grant proposal. "We are excited to engage the entire university campus this fall as we begin this endeavor."