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Sustainability officer aims to change campus culture


By: Todd McLeish  Date: 08/15/2011
Tags: Biodiversity Buildings Energy Food Transportation Waste Water Living Green


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Marsha Garcia grew up in Pennsylvania but lived in Washington, D.C., while working for the National Wildlife Federation, the U.S. Green Building Council, and the American Institute of Architects before moving to Rhode Island. She said the first thing she did when she got to Providence was figure out how to use public transportation to get to URI, which she uses at least three times per week. Read the original article in URI Today, or watch the Channel 12 interview (below) to learn about her message to URI students, faculty, and staff.

 

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A center at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO) that helps coastal communities, both locally and worldwide, plan for the wise use of sea-based resources, such as fish stocks and offshore wind power, has secured $659,238 in grant funds for its programs. 

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