SNHU Launches Eco-Friendly Program

Friday, October 24, 2008
SNHU Communications Office



Contacts: Gregg Mazzola                                                                             
Director of Communications                                                                                           

Southern New Hampshire University                                                               

603.629.4649                                                                                SNHU Launches Eco-Friendly Program

Manchester, N.H. (Oct. 24, 2008) - Southern New Hampshire University has launched the Penmen Bike Rental Program, an eco-friendly initiative designed to offer SNHU faculty, staff and students an alternate mode of transportation. Riders can rent bikes free of charge for four-hour intervals between 9 a.m. and sunset.

"The program provides a quick means of local transportation for students without vehicles," said Dr. Scott Kalicki, SNHU's vice president for Student Affairs. "It is an environmentally friendly, alternative way to travel and promotes a healthy lifestyle."

The use of a Penmen Bike Rental includes a helmet, cable lock and lock key. Bikes can be borrowed from the campus Athletic Complex Equipment Room or the Student Center. Anyone interested in renting a bike must fill out an agreement form and review the program policy sheet. Ten bike racks are stationed throughout the Manchester campus.

This program is just one of many initiatives designed to make SNHU a greener campus. SNHU was the first carbon-neutral campus in New Hampshire and was honored as a national winner in the EPA's College University Green Power Challenge for buying 100 percent of its power demand from renewable resources. The university also is planning two new green buildings, including a LEEDS-certified academic building.

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About Southern New Hampshire University

The university has approximately 1,900 traditional, full-time undergraduate day students and a total enrollment in all divisions of about 9,425. Programs are offered on campus, online and on location at our centers in New Hampshire and Maine. The university offers programs in business, community economic development, culinary arts, teacher education, hospitality management and liberal arts.


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