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Towson University goes green

Towson University

Towson University

By Gigi Barnett

Towson University’s colors are black and gold, but this weekend, the campus is being recognized for its green. The university took up a challenge to make its campus more energy-efficient.

As Gigi Barnett reports it comes just in time for Earth Day.

Towson University made the switch and nearly 35,000 fluorescent light bulbs are gone. Now there’s a parking lot on campus for electric cars to re-charge and recycle bins are everywhere.

“I throw out all of my water bottles in the recycling bin and all my paper and it’s always full,” said Towson student Marissa Kaufman.

The campus took up a challenge from the Department of Energy to make its buildings 20 percent energy-efficient by 2020.

The West Village Commons showcases the university’s effort. Brand new and state of the art, it uses at least 25 percent less energy than other buildings on campus.

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