Friday September 18, 2015

Shocking Delivery

University of Dayton mail will soon be delivered at the speed of light when the first electric vehicles in its fleet are plugged into service later this month.

The two vehicles, which also will used by University parking services, are gifts from Cenntro Motors, a Nevada-based company that develops all-electric commercial vehicles. The donation will support the University's Hanley Sustainability Institute initiatives, according to Jessica White, University of Dayton director of development for the East Coast region. The vehicles are valued at $25,000 each.

Through the Hanley Sustainability Institute, the University's current sustainability programs are being extended campuswide through an integrated approach to prepare students for the growing demand for sustainability skills in the workplace as well as for civic leadership on sustainability issues. The George and Amanda Hanley Foundation made a $12.5 million gift to establish the Institute. It's the largest single gift in University history.

Read more about the University's green initiatives at the related link.

Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary and now the largest private university in Ohio, the University of Dayton has taken a comprehensive approach to environmental sustainability through academics, research, service, community responsibility and leadership programs. A member of the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment, committing the University to being carbon neutral by 2050, the University of Dayton is listed in The Princeton Review's Guide to 322 Green Colleges. The University also has earned a silver STARS rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. In June 2015, the University became the first Catholic university to divest from fossil fuels as part of its overall sustainability initiatives and in alignment with its social justice mission.

For more information, contact Shawn Robinson, associate director of media relations, at 937-229-3391 or srobinson1@udayton.edu.

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