by Leslee Kulba
Wild West blogger
An article in UNCA’s paper, The Blue Banner, boasts the application of porkulus. The amount received by the college is not given. In fact, the only numbers in the article are the year of the porkulus act and the number of created positions filled already. That last number was ten, but the school is looking for “more.”
The funds will be spent hiring interns for the university’s Student Energy Internship and Fellowship Program. Evidently, there was a problem getting kids to volunteer their time for green jobs training. According to the educational institution’s newspaper:
Currently the SEIP is broken into four departments: energy policy, energy and facilities management, and energy outreach and education. If you see changes happening on campus—such as light bulbs being switched, turn off the light prompts being posted, solar powered electric charging stations installed, earth hours, campus green tour signs, over the next 8 months, you can be sure that the SEIP has been doing their job.
UNCA is currently the “lowest energy consumer” in the UNC college system, but it “would like to think there are still more opportunities out there.”