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MSU deploys 2019 green teams

CivicStory provides a rundown of this year’s Green Teams Launch event.

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The 2019 Green Teams at the launch event
The 2019 Green Teams at the launch event

It may be the end of the school year for many college undergrads, but at Montclair State University (MSU), it’s just the beginning of the work of the 2019 Green Teams. MSU’s PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies officially launched eight Green Teams last week, each made up of five students, and set to tackle separate areas of environmental study over the course of the summer.

Since 2016, MSU’s Green Team program has been a key platform for launching participating students into internships, green jobs, or further graduate study. Each team has a sponsor and a community partner, and this year’s groups will undertake research ranging from recycling styrofoam, renewable natural gas, and the use of artificial intelligence to reduce energy use.

In his welcoming remarks to the 2019 Green Teams, MSU’s Vice President for University Facilities, Shawn Connolly, noted that the program not only helps solve sustainability problems, but at the same time bridges the classroom experience to real world careers, while connecting interdisciplinary studies. The Green Teams present the results of their work on August 7.

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