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Congratulations to Dr. Betsy Beymer-Farris and her colleagues Drs. Jeff Seay, Joanna Ashford, Hannah Dewhirst, and Jason Scroggin along with three MA students from our Applied Environmental and Sustainability Studies program, Shelby Browning, Carlie Laughlin, and Kristin Six, on being selected as recipients of a 2021 Sustainability Challenge Grant from the University of Kentucky! The funding is for their innovative project titled “Turning Plastic Waste into Fuel for Operating Campus Grounds Equipment: Engineering and Designing Sustainable Solutions to UK’s Plastic Waste Issue” and will install Trash-to-Tank technology on campus to convert the outer plastic wrappers of IV bags from UK hospitals into fuel for UK Grounds’ lawn mowers, bobcats, and such. We’re getting one step closer to reducing plastic waste on campus…
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