Thursday, December 17, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

CSEA Does its Part for Campus Sustainability

SUNY Canton’s CSEA (Civil Service Employees Union) Local 603 is doing its part for campus sustainability through the purchase of energy efficient Energy Star appliances for employee break rooms. According to union President Joe Kelly the new equipment arrived during the Fall 2009 semester, and included eight refrigerators and nine microwave ovens.

The French Hall employee lounge has a new 21 cubic feet refrigerator, a 4.5 cubic feet refrigerator, and a microwave oven. Meanwhile the staff room in Cooper Service Building has a 21 cubic foot refrigerator and 2 microwave ovens.

The Campus Center, and the employee break rooms in the four residence halls have new 4.5 cubic feet refrigerators and new microwave ovens. The Wicks Hall break room also has a new microwave oven.

Older equipment can be very inefficient so the purchase of 17 new appliances by CSEA is another step in a larger campus-wide effort to conserve energy. Thanks to the members of CSEA for their contribution to this effort.