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Eco-Friendly Vehicles at the University of Miami


This past summer the University of Miami launched two new green programs that will not only reduce carbon emissions on campus, but will also help students lower their carbon footprint.

Though both Green U programs deal with using green vehicles, one program uses cars while the other uses bicycles.

The best thing about this program is that it will benefit incoming freshmen, who will not be allowed to have cars on campus.

The university’s other Green U program is called Ubike, which is basically a bike-friendly program for all students. Benefits of the program include:

  • Cheaper bike and accessory purchases.
  • Service discounts.
  • Bike paths throughout campus.
  • Free air pump stations.

The campus even put up bike signs and light poles for the bikers.

These are just two of the most recent positive green initiatives the University of Miami is implementing on campus, along with UM Police using new segways to reduce fuel consumption and the on-campus recycling programs.

Right now about 70 colleges and universities use the Zipcar program, and more colleges are offering bike rentals to students, so hopefully this trend will continue to spread across the country.

Source: Trish Smith


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