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Sustainability Initiative

Sustainable technologies can help solve some of the world's most pressing problems by preserving and improving the world ecosystem through effective use of natural resources and expanding the use of renewable fuels.

The use of electric and hybrid vehicles on campus directly supports our University's Sustainability Initiative by reducing pollution and noise thus reducing maintenance costs and improving our environment.

Additionally, Fleet Services participates in the following activities:

Oil filter draining, crushing and recycling
Used oil, coolant and battery recycling
Extending oil and coolant drain intervals
Alternate block heating methodology which reduces power consumption
Green vehicle detailing chemicals
Use of Bio-based oils and lubricants

To read more about Kent State University's Sustainability Initiatives and "going green" please click on the links below:

University Departments are Going Green with GEM's

Sustainability Efforts Continue with Classes Intended to Raise Awareness

Kent State University's Sustainability Web Site

Kent State University's New Sustainability Manager

Electric Cars Highlighted at KSU

Plug Power:  Electric Cars in Action at Kent State

Sustainability Initiative Takes Shape

Campus Environment and Operations Highlights "Green" Transportation

A How-To Guide on Going Green with GEMs

Please direct any questions regarding sustainability to the contact below:

Primary Contact:

Darwin Friend, Superintendent, Fleet Services
Phone: 330-672-0818  Fax: 330-672-5313  E-mail:

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