- Goshen College in Indiana announced Monday that it will be the first major NIPSCO customer to participate in the utility's Green Power Program, committing to purchase all of its electricity from renewable sources like wind and solar power.
- The move will reduce the college's carbon footprint by 45%, as an estimated 12 tons of coal per student was previously needed to provide electricity to the institution, and NIPSCO responded by donating $5,000 to the college's economic stewardship committee.
- Goshen College was also one of two Indiana higher education institutions and the first Mennonite college to sign the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment in 2007, and the commitment now has 664 signatories.
From the article:
... “What this means for Goshen College is that going forward from today, no more coal, gas or oil will be burned, no more carbon dioxide will be introduced into the atmosphere to provide electricity for our campus,” [Goshen College President Jim] Brenneman said. ...