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November 12, 2010

HACU-member HSIs receive grants to improve sustainability

Three members of the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU) were among the institutions awarded grants to assist with institutional sustainability planning. HACU-member grant recipients include:

  • California State University – Northridge
  • Los Angeles Trade Technical
  • The University of Texas at San Antonio

The grant will also encourage Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) to participate in the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), a high-visibility effort which works to accelerate progress toward climate neutrality and sustainability by empowering the higher education sector to educate students, create solutions, and provide leadership-by-example for the rest of society.

The grants were awarded by the Building Green at MSIs Initiative, a project of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) working in partnership with HACU, Thurgood Marshall College Fund, and the American Indian Higher Education Consortium. The UNCF project, known as the Building Green at Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) Initiative was funded last November by a $1.8 million grant from The Kresge Foundation.
Click here to read the UNCF press release.