Project Promotes Green Research and Environmentalism

Fargo, N.D. — NDSU students in a communication class have completed a project they hope will promote green research and environmentalism on campus. The class, Research for Strategic Communication taught by Elizabeth Crisp Crawford, developed a 44-page publication called "NDSU: Sustainable University: 2011 Sustainability Review." The project is a collaborative effort between the Department of Communication and the College of Engineering and Architecture.

The publication is intended to "increase awareness in our community about current energy practices, while promoting positive change to improve energy use. Starting a movement toward sustainability begins at NDSU with education, awareness and research."

Ten students were contributing writers for the project. Articles include "NDSU Students Leaving Green Footprints," "Taxes: How to Catch a Break," "Catch-22: A Tale of Two Business Owners" and "Re-Energizing Residence Life." Topics range from the Red River Valley Research Corridor to innovator profiles to energy saving tips.

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