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    An administrator pushes, on a shoestring budget, to move his university and the world toward a more sustainable equilibrium.

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Modest Proposal #1 -- Ban the bulb

'Tis Spring, and an old(er) man's fancy turns to thoughts of ... possible policy changes for the coming academic year.

First in line, Greenback U should totally ban the use of incandescent bulbs on campus. It's just a first step, and a small one, but it can have significant effect in both residence halls and (to a lesser extent) office buildings. We've banned halogen bulbs in residence halls for years. How hard can this be? And why ever wouldn't we?

Has your school already done this?

April 7, 2008
 

'Tis Spring, and an old(er) man's fancy turns to thoughts of ... possible policy changes for the coming academic year.

First in line, Greenback U should totally ban the use of incandescent bulbs on campus. It's just a first step, and a small one, but it can have significant effect in both residence halls and (to a lesser extent) office buildings. We've banned halogen bulbs in residence halls for years. How hard can this be? And why ever wouldn't we?

Has your school already done this?

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