Green Power Partnership
|Location||St. Davids, PA|
|Organization Type||Education (Higher)|
|Percentage Green Power||101.0%|
|Percent of Green Power Use Third-Party Certified (excluding On-site)||100%|
|Environmental Web Page|
Eastern University, in St. Davids, Pennsylvania, through a student initiative supported by the administration, made the decision to purchase renewable energy credits matching 100 percent of its electricity use from emission-free, locally generated wind energy. The student group generated campus-wide awareness and support to help pass a referendum. This referendum enabled students to contribute to the wind energy purchase through their annual tuition payments. Of approximately 1,500 full-time undergraduate students, 1,047 choose to spend an additional $24 to purchase wind energy. The University also recently contracted to purchase 66 Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs) annually from the Keystone Solar Project in Pennsylvania that recently came online. Eastern also has an onsite solar electricity generation array (rated at 54 KW) on the roof of one of a classroom buildings and purchases the power it produces.