DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - The University of Dayton has signed the American College Climate Commitment which asks universities to reduce their carbon emissions in the next several decades. The plan requires at least two actions to reduce green house emissions.
One of the requirements is to create LEED certified green buildings. The EPISCENTER opening this fall will be the first green building on campus. It has solar panels, LED lights and ports for electric cars. This building is going to be used as a template for future buildings and technology. The landscaping around the new building is compost that students began collecting last year. The university pledges to also have the students engaged and learn about the environment as a part of its curriculum.
Kurt Huffman Environmental and Sustainability Manager says, "The commitment will ask us to make sustainability a part of the educational experience that takes the form of classroom time learning living communities basically the entire range of the educational experience."
UD will also be implementing a free bike program to second year students who pledge to leave their cars at home and bike around town.
Butler County and Wayne County, Indiana remain under a level one snow emergency Saturday afternoon.
Hauer Music has found a new home in Centerville, as the Dayton Metro Library prepares to move into Hauer's downtown location.
A Springfield woman was injured after she lost control of her vehicle and hit a utility pole on U.S. 40 in Clark County.
The all-clear has been given at Springfield Regional Medical Center, after a bomb threat forced a search of the hospital early Saturday morning.
Two people were arrested early Saturday morning after leading police on a slow speed pursuit with a stolen snow plow.