News and Events
October 01, 2009
Darton Receives Conserve Georgia Natural Leaders Award
Darton College has received a 2009 Conserve Georgia Natural Leaders Award in recognition of its conservation achievements.
The Conserve Georgia Awards recognize those helping to create a culture of conservation through energy, land, wildlife and water conservation; the improvement of air quality; the prevention of litter; and the promotion of recycling.
"Darton College is honored to receive this 'Best in Class' award," said Krista Robitz, Darton's director of communications and philanthropy.
"Tribute should be given to our entire plant operations division and especially Lee Howell, our energy conservation manager, and Steve Harris, director of plant operations. The Governor's Energy Challenge to reduce energy usage by 15 percent by the year 2020 on a per square foot basis was accomplished by Darton College within one year of the challenge being issued."
Darton College has reduced the cost per square foot for utilities by 22 percent. In addition, the school is spending the exact same amount per square foot on utilities that were spent in 2003 with an additional 32,000 square feet of space in 2009.
Darton College is the only educational institution to receive one of this year's Conserve Georgia Awards.
For more information about conservation programs, visit www.ConserveGeorgia.org.