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Cost-Cutting ‘Green’ Tip Also Saves Lives

The latest “Green Tip of the Week,” sponsored by the Horticulture Club, actually comes from James F. Finkler, annual giving officer in the Institutional Advancement Office: Don’t speed! Drive at or below the posted speed limit. Beyond the fact that it’s illegal to drive faster than the posted speed limit, and the fact that high-speed crashes are the No. 1 killer of Penn College students, speeding can increase the amount of fuel consumption by as much as 20-25 percent, meaning more pollution in the air, and less green in your wallet. The weekly tip is a cooperative venture of The Energy Conservation Subcommittee of Penn College’s Governance system and the School of Natural Resources Management’s Horticulture Department. (Contacts for the feature are Gail B. Landers, group leader at the Children’s Learning Center and a subcommittee member, and Carl J. Bower Jr., horticulture instructor.)