Dickinson College committed to greener future on campus

Carlisle/West Shore

Dickinson College is working toward a greener future. 

The school has committed to going carbon-neutral by 2020. 

To help get there, the school is installing 12,000 solar panels and implementing supplemental sustainability measures, too, like using sheep to eat grass and weeds instead of utilizing gas-powered tractors or lawnmowers. 

“Their goal is to completely illuminate the need for people to have to spend your money on other resources to keep the grass maintained,” said Danielle Moser, a Dickinson College farm worker.  

“These panels will generally about 25 percent of the college electricity and will reduce our carbon emissions by about 10 percent,” said Ken Shultes, associate vice-president of sustainability for Dickinson College. 

The college partnered with Tesla for the solar panel project.

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