“Every dime saved can go back to the mission purpose to create more dollars for students in a learning environment. It is the right thing to do for the environment. Part of the reason we are looking at energy alternatives is because we are always concerned about energy shortages.”
— Sally Grans, chief of facilities flanning for the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system, on why MnSCU is pushing for greener, more efficient campuses.
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About the blogger
Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.