USF Tampa campus looking to go green

10/11/07 Robert Lorei
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Later today at the University of South Florida campus in Tampa, a student group is meeting to try to galvanize support for an eco-friendly campus. The group was born of concerns that USF lagged behind other campuses in sustainable development.

According to the Oracle, to date, USF has no green-building initiatives, while the University of Florida has eight green buildings in construction, Florida State University has a Sustainable Campus Committee and the University of Central Florida is pushing for a student fee to fund sustainable development on campus.

Joshua Bomstein is vice president of the United States Green Building Council, Gulf Coast Chapter. He’ll speak this afternoon during a panel discussion on Green Building. I asked whether he thought the Tampa Campus at USF had a lot of potential for a green building initiative.

The Emerging Green Builders group will meet this afternoon in room BSF 100 at 3:30 on the USF Tampa campus. The meeting is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit USF.

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