IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law Receives Grant to Help ‘Green’ IUPUI Campus
Professor Eric Dannenmaier and students in the Environmental and Natural Resources (ENR) Law Program at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law received a grant of $6,000 to fund a project they proposed as part of the “Greening IUPUI” effort. Work on the project is beginning this spring.
The effort proposed by Professor Dannenmaier and ENR students is called “Promoting Green Purchasing at IUPUI.” This project will promote environmentally responsible purchasing decisions through the development of a “green purchasing guide,” and educational initiatives including workshops/roundtable sessions for purchasing officers.
Now in its fourth year, the Greening IUPUI grant funds student, faculty and staff-led initiatives to "green" IUPUI by advancing sustainability principles. Each year, IUPUI provides up to $50,000 in funding for projects or activities that will reduce the campus’s environmental impact through learning, teaching or instituting "green" behavior. Winners of the grant are chosen by a multi-disciplinary committee that represents a range of campus interests.
Other projects that will be implemented this spring include an urban gardening initiative, a means to make events more environmentally responsible, installation of bat shelters along White River and Fall Creek, water bottle hydration stations in Cavanaugh Hall, a program for the Center for Young Children, the IUPUI Sustainability House, and an effort to make the outdoor recycling system more user-friendly.