Solar Panels on the B School?
Tonight marks the first ever State of Renewable Energy in Missouri Symposium – featuring leading professionals from around the area, it will highlight the current industry and future opportunities and challenges in our state. We hope to see you there at 6pm tonight in Simon Hall.
This corner has been a space for me to discuss updates about the chapter, the school, or the work of different committees. This week I have two announcements. The first is that I want to thank everyone who helped out this weekend at ThurtenE. Selling Dippin’ Dots was a blast and seeing the kids play the DOT game, DOT Rocket Blast, left everyone in good spirits. Rain couldn’t stop us from having a good time. A special shout out goes to Austin – the event would not have been the same without you, and I want to thank you so much for all of the amazing work you do not only for DOT, but for Net Impact, and this school. You are a true leader for social change, and have inspired me since we started working together. I hope that our friendship, and ability to make some pretty cool things happen, will only grow as we continue our work together to create positive and beneficial change at Wash U.
On the energy side of things, I have some major news. The business school administration and operations have agreed to start the process of acquiring a solar powered solution to night-time lighting in the Simon Hall Courtyard. Once implemented, this project will be the first of many solar demonstrations to come on campus – powering lights and electric loads without the burning of fossil fuels. No matter the obstacles we face to create change, successes like this one will lead to bigger, bolder, and more impactful iniatives coming out of Wash U Net Impact.
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