Southern Illinois University - Carbondale to receive 'green' award

Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s University Housing will receive an award this week in recognition of efforts toward sustainability and being “green.”

The Lighten the Load initiative award from Mac-Gray, a leading campus laundry service, recognizes the University as “Carbon Neutral.”  The goal of the effort is to reduce laundry equipment greenhouse gas emissions as much as possible and offset unavoidable emissions. Through the installation and use of energy and water-efficient washers and dryers, the Carbondale campus laundry has drastically reduced its carbon footprint and energy consumption.

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