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Greening the IMU

Dozens of experts joined Indiana University students, faculty and staff for an intensive planning exercise to improve sustainability practices at one of IU Bloomington's best-known buildings: the Indiana Memorial Union.

The initiative, called the Greening of the Indiana Memorial Union, will be led by the Office of Sustainability at IU Bloomington and funded with a $50,000 gift from the Duke Energy Foundation.

A sign encourages IMU patrons to use drinking fountains rather than purchase drinks in disposable containers.

Consultants Kenneth Remenschneider (left), Jennifer Roberts and Ted Blahnik look over maps of the Indiana Memorial Union on the Indiana University Bloomington campus while discussing sustainable sites.

Ball State students Mickey McGlasson (left) and Min Yong Shin look at maps of the IMU to make suggestions on sustainable sites.

Rob Meyer, assistant director of activities and events at the IMU, talks with other members of his team investigating sustainable sites.