Voorhees receives $40,000 toward going “Green”

October 26, 2010

In an effort to continually make the campus aware of the importance of eco-awareness and ways to increase environmental consciousness, Voorhees College has received two grants totaling $40,000 to assist with this initiative.   

Most recently, Voorhees received a Building Green Planning Grant Award for $20,000 from the United Negro College Fund. The funds from this grant will enable Voorhees to develop additional green policy initiatives on campus and provide measures to reduce energy consumption.   

Voorhees was among several Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to receive this grant including Howard University, Spelman College and Morehouse College. Voorhees was the only HBCU in South Carolina to receive funding from the grant.   Voorhees also received a $20,000 technical assistance grant from the South Carolina Energy Office to conduct an energy assessment on 17 of its facilities and buildings on campus. This grant was funded through the stimulus bill.   

"We understand the importance of taking steps to save our environment," said President Sellers. "With the funding from these grants, Voorhees will be able to implement new initiatives and continually make our students aware of the benefits to going green."