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Ohio EPA Awards $50,000 Environmental Education Grant to Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green State University students and staff will be able to use two campus bicycle shelters with vegetative roofs thanks to a $50,000 grant from the Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF). Seven grants were awarded statewide for $237,091.
The bike shelters will raise the visibility on campus of using vegetative roofs as a storm water control method. Interpretive signs will explain the design and function. The project also will encourage bicycle riding to reduce air emissions.
The racks will be featured in actual and virtual campus tours and will be included in course curriculum for the university’s environmental studies and sustainable architecture classes.
The OEEF is administered by Ohio EPA. Eligible grant recipients include environmental groups, public and private schools, colleges and universities, trade or professional organizations, businesses and state and local governments.
For additional information, contact the Ohio Environmental Education Fund or call (614) 644-2873.
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1972 to consolidate efforts to protect and improve air quality, water quality and waste management in Ohio. In the past 40 years, air pollutants dropped by as much as 90 percent; large rivers meeting standards improved from 21 percent to 89 percent; and hundreds of polluting, open dumps were replaced with engineered landfills and an increased emphasis on waste reduction and recycling. Ohio EPA….40 years and moving forward.