UE Recycling Receives New Battery Operated Golf Cart
Posted: Monday, August 20, 2018
UE employees Shannon Bryant and Julie Wilson submitted the proposal as their capstone project for UE's Organizational Leadership program. The capstone project is the culmination of learning experiences from the program.
Funds for the challenge were provided through a grant from Siemens Corporation to enhance the environmental sustainability of the UE campus.
"Golf carts are a needed convenience for the recycling and maintenance crews on campus," they said in their proposal. "Gradually transitioning from the gas operated carts to battery will have multiple benefits to UE and the community. Not only will this help to cut down on the purchase of fuels over time, but this also would eliminate carbon emissions. Also, noise pollution would be reduced on campus walkways and paths."
Submissions are now being accepted for the next Environmental Sustainability Challenge.
President Pietruszkiewicz poses with Environmental Sustainability Challenge winners, Julie Wilson and Shannon Bryant.