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The Lion's Roar

Student perceptions towards Earth Day

Earth Day promotes being environmentally conscious.  The day became officially recognized in 1970.

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2019

Though the university has no planned celebration on Earth Day, promotion for the meaning of the day continues. Despite a lack of formal ceremony, the Sustainability Center has been involved in efforts, including the “Green Talks” series at the Sims Memorial Library, to promote environmental awareness....

University digging into sustainability

The university has recently decided to further their green efforts. A committee, originally formed as an anti-litter initiative, is now looking to expand their plans by installing 220 geothermal wells. 90 of these wells are located on the north side of Ascension Hall, and the remaining 130 are to be installed where Zachary Taylor Hall once stood.

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2019

The university installed 90 geothermal wells on the north side of Ascension Hall with 130 currently being added at the former site of Zachary Taylor Hall. This sustainability effort began almost two years ago with funds from University Facilities Inc. Faculty anticipate the money saved from the geothermal w...

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