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2009 GCI News Archive
October 2009: The University has improved SpartanPrint
so that its duplexing feature will be active by default. Students and now employees
will print on both sides of the paper by default. This should reduce the number
of sheets of paper used on campus.
Fall 2009: The University is proud to announce its
Trayless Dining Option. People who visit our cafeteria can choose to select food
without the use of a tray. Instead, people only choose plates/bowls of food they
can carry without a tray. This cuts down on water, food, and energy waste.
To read more about our Trayless Dining Option, please
July 2009: The Middle Eel River Watershed Initiative
has released the first of its quarterly newsletters. You may request a copy by emailing
Teresa Michaelis directly at
Summer 2009: The University is moving forward on several fronts:
- The University now purchases PCs that require significantly less power to operate.
- Staff is working modified hours in an attempt to reduce our electricity and cooling
- We have new software that allows ITS to turn off PCs when not in use but turn them back on to perform necessary maintenance/updates.
- In the fall, we'll be introducing a tray-less dining option to minimze food waste and save water and the cost of washing the trays.
- Also this fall, we plan to launch a "Take a Bike, Leave a Bike" program to offer another option to students to use their own locomotion to move about campus rather than use cars.
May 2009: The University generated a press release to announce this site. The press release can be found by clicking here.
March 2009: The University completed its annual Discussion Days. This year's discussions concentrated on energy. To learn more, please read the article by clicking here.
January 2009: A new network-based meter was installed
to monitor Clark Computer Center's astronomical power consumption.