College students talk sustainability
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- Local college students come together to help their campuses go green.
UAlbany's Student Sustainability Council hosted a conference Saturday. They were joined by students from Saint Rose, Siena, Skidmore, RPI and HVCC as well as a group from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
There were presentations on topics like using local foods in the dining hall, new transportation technologies, and environmental career fields.
UAlbany president George Philip says ideas from students have already had a big impact on the campus.
"In an environment of budget cuts every dollar counts. The intersession energy savings of $377,000 is really meaningful. And again, our students have been really instrumental in creating that environment,” said George Philip, UAlbany president.
The conference generated a lot of interest among students. In fact registration closed two weeks ahead of schedule.