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LUCID inspires eco-friendly lifestyles
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LUCID inspires eco-friendly lifestyles

LUCID energy-monitoring dashboards were installed into Hecht and Stanford residential colleges, the Hecht-Stanford Dining Hall, three University Village buildings and the MacArthur Engineering Building in August. The initiative came to fruition after months of work between Student Government’s Energy and Conservation Organization (ECO), Green U and the University of Miami’s Facilities Management Department. “You can…

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SG uses money from referendum to create ECO Agency

Ready to reduce, reuse and recycle, the Energy and Conservation Organization Agency launched this fall as Student Government’s sixth and newest branch. ECO Agency is the university’s green initiative programming board that is tasked to reduce UM’s carbon footprint, which is the university’s environmental impact in terms of greenhouse gas emissions. The creation of the…

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Sixth branch to target green projects on campus

Ready to reduce, reuse and recycle, Student Government will launch its sixth branch, the ECO Agency, next fall. SG’s ECO Agency will be the green initiative programming board with a goal of reducing UM’s carbon footprint, which is the university’s environmental impact in terms of greenhouse gas emissions. Other schools that have established green funds…

Recycling machines remain unnoticed
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Recycling machines remain unnoticed

Recycling cans and bottles on campus can now be done more efficiently. Green U, in conjuction with Coca-Cola, introduced recycling machines last semester. The machines empty cans and bottles so they are ready for the recycling stream and can be made into new products. They are currently on the first and second floors of the…

Solar compactor increases efficiency
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Solar compactor increases efficiency

Move over garbage cans and recycle bins, the BigBelly is in town. Located in front of Starbucks by Richter Library, the BigBelly Solar Compactor is a new trash can that uses solar energy to power an internal compacter. Once the trash reaches a certain level, it is compacted to create more space in the trash…

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Referendum will increase recycling

Green U finally has the green light. The recent Student Government election passed the popular Green U referendum, which raises the student activity fee and allocates $5 towards environmental initiatives. “It passed by the largest margin of the three referenda,” SG Press Secretary Ryan Aquilina said. Though the referendum does not take effect until fall…

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Three referenda on upcoming ballot

In two years, the student activities fee could be raised by $6.50.
In addition to voting for the new Student Government (SG) executive board and senators next week, students will also have the opportunity to vote on three referenda that may raise the student activities fee.

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University progresses in its green initiatives

The University of Miami’s Green U campaign, now in its fifth year, has had its successes and failures in an effort to curtail the university’s impact on the environment. Acting as the hand behind many efficiency initiatives, the program has cut down considerably on solid waste and made real progress in reducing carbon emissions. With…

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