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Seeing green

Students, faculty, and staff at the University want to lessen UIndy’s impact on the environment. Some, like Savannah Webb, an Exercise Science major, spend some of their free time working to promote environmental awareness. This year the Green Team created signs above light switches to promote energy savings and launched a new initiative to compost food scraps from the campus dining hall. Using pens made from recycled materials, students can send each other notes on compostable postcards that sprout wildflowers (well, you do have to plant them first). Students are also working to recycle more in the dorms and throughout campus and striving to reduce the number of printed pages in computer labs. And the campus is getting greener, too: more than 300 trees were planted on campus this year.