MCLA honored for clean energy use


NORTH ADAMS — The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is among eight Massachusetts state agencies, public colleges, municipalities and public sector individuals who have been recognized by the Baker-Polito Administration for their leadership in promoting clean energy and environmental initiatives with the 11th annual Leading by Example Awards.MCLA is one of two public higher education awardees. The college received the recognition award for clean energy and sustainability initiatives that have resulted in a 19 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, despite a 14 percent growth in campus square footage, expansion of heat and power systems, and elimination of potable water for landscaping.The Leading by Example program is an office of the Department of Energy Resources and coordinates clean energy and environmental opportunities at facilities owned and operated by the commonwealth.


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