EPA honors Allegheny College with the Green Power Leadership Award

School honored for green energy useBy Tucker Harrington

It was recently announced that Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania, has received this year's Green Power Leadership Award, which is given to an organization or business that has shown its commitment to green power and found ways to make it successful, from the U.S. Environmental Agency (EPA).

The college was given this award because of its dedication to an eco-friendly establishment. The school is currently purchasing 15 million kilowatt-hours of green power each year, which is enough to power the entire school's electricity use.

"Our agreement to purchase green e-certified wind energy for all of our power takes us halfway toward fulfilling the promise we made when we signed the Presidents' Climate Commitment in 2007," said David McInally, Allegheny's executive vice president and treasurer. "It represents a major step forward for Allegheny and supports our educational mission, operational efficiency and the college's new 10-year strategic plan."

The EPA presented the college with this award during the Renewable Energy Markets Conference in San Francisco on November 16.