K-State EcoReps Awards nominations
The K-State EcoReps Awards were established to recognize campus entities making strides towards sustainability at K-State and in the Manhattan community. Each year, K-State faculty, staff, and students are invited to nominate individuals, organizations, and efforts that strive for environmental, social, and economical balance. The K-State EcoReps Awards Committee reviews all nominations and selects three winners to be awarded each spring.
Join K-State Student EcoReps!
Join K-State Student EcoReps and make a difference in your major or academic program by participating in K-State Student EcoReps. By becoming an EcoRep for your major, you will have the opportunity to gain support from the K-State Office of Sustainability in energy conservation, recycling options and practices, and purchasing decisions. Join a student network of department representatives to build your resume, form partnerships with faculty and staff, and enhance your academic experience.
- Make a difference.
- Enhance your resume.
- Create change in your major.
- Learn more about sustainability issues.
- Form partnerships with faculty and staff.
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Anyone is invited to participate in K-State Student EcoReps. For your academic program to be considered a participant, at least one student representative from you major is required to return completed registration materials. Email email@example.com or call 785-313-3085 for more information about registration.
Take Charge! Challenge makes K-State more efficient
The Take Charge! Challenge was friendly competition in 2011 between 16 Kansas towns to reduce their energy use, save money and take charge of their energy future. As a part of this challenge, Manhattan/Kansas State University and Lawrence/University of Kansas competed against each other and Manhattan/K-State won the competition. The earnings of $100,000 were divided equally between the City of Manhattan and K-State.
Over the past 18 months, the $50,000 in prize money was invested back into the university to save even more money. One of the most significant metrics of the energy challenge was implementing more efficient lighting technologies. Because of this, K-State chose to largely invest in lighting technology and retrofits with the prize money. The following four projects were identified as having a significant impact towards efficiency at K-State:
- Integrated occupancy control in art galleries and lighting retrofit at the Miranna Kistler Beach Museum of Art
- Lighting occupancy sensors in common spaces in Durland Hall, Leausre Hall and Waters Hall
- New display cases with LED lighting technology in Justin Hall
- LED light installation in hallways and Chang Gallery in Seaton Hall