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November 21, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

UDC Creates Environmental S.W.A.T. Team

Washington, DC - The University of the District of Columbia (UDC) has formed an Environmental S.W.A.T. Team (EST) to provide volunteers for many of the Districts important sustainability projects. Students, working under the leadership of the university’s Sustainability Initiative, will assist on community projects that promote environmental awareness and stewardship, including tree plantings, green roof installations, invasive species removal and other environmental projects. The goal of the EST is to accumulate up to 700 volunteer hours of labor before the end of 2011.

If you have any ideas for prospective projects or if you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Howard Ways, Director of Planning and Sustainability, at hways@udc.edu.

For more information about UDC’s Sustainability Initiative, visit www.udc.edu/sustainability


As the only urban land-grant institution in the United States, the University of the District of Columbia (www.udc.edu) supports a broad mission of education, research and community service across all member colleges and schools, which include the Community College, College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences, College Arts and Sciences, School of Business and Public Administration, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and David A. Clarke School of Law.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit:  http://www.udc.edu/equal_opportunity.

The University of the District of Columbia is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education - 3624 Market Street - Philadelphia, PA 19104 - 267.284.5000

Contact: Alan Etter, Vice President of University Relations & Public Affairs, aetter@udc.edu, 202.345.6371