OSU wins $90K EPA sustainability award
By Suzanne Stevens
Oregon State University has been working with Nike Inc. over the past 18 months on new branding for its athletics programs. A spokeswoman says the new look will be released this spring.
Oregon State University has been awarded a $90,000 grant as part of the Environmental Protection Agency's People, Prosperity and the Planet competition.
More than 300 college teams submitted projects aimed at protecting the environment, encouraging economic growth and using natural resources more efficiently. The EPA announced 15 winners on Wednesday.
OSU won for raising awareness of the pollution associated with the production and use of plastic mulch by farmers and testing alternative biodegradable mulch material. Teams are encouraged to use their monetary award to further develop or commercialize their innovations.
The competition was held as part of the 8th Annual National Sustainable Design Expo in Washington D.C.
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