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Sustainable Living is Focus of UAlbany’s Move-In Day

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Student enjoy the healthy, locally-grown food options at newly-renovated Indian Quad Dining Hall.

Students enjoy new sustainable living options at UAlbany, including eating locally-grown produce, grass fed beef and other healthy foods at a newly-renovated Indian Quad Dining Hall. (Photo Mark Schmidt)

ALBANY, N.Y. (August 25, 2009) -- University at Albany President George M. Philip will welcome students back to campus this fall by serving lunch to students who have helped develop the University’s new sustainable living options. These options include two environmentally-themed residence halls on Indian and Colonial Quads and a newly-renovated Indian Quad Dining Hall featuring locally-grown food and trayless dining.

More than 120 students in Tuscarora and Hamilton Halls, the sustainability-themed residences, will calculate their carbon footprint and initiate sustainability-themed programming for faculty, staff and students. The goal is to raise awareness across campus about the importance of environmental conservation and model best practices towards sustainability.

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UAlbany President Philip will serve lunch at the Mongolian Grill in the Indian Quad Dining Hall. He will be presented with ceremonial spatulas by two student groups, Albany Student Dining Advisory Committee (ASDAC) and Cooking Association at SUNY Albany (CASA).


Thursday, August 27, 2009
11:15 a.m.

Indian Quad Dining Hall

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