Friends University going ‘green’ with solar power

New solar panels are being installed on the Friends University library to help the university go "green."

Friends University Clock Tower (KSN File Photo)

WICHITA, Kansas – Friends University is going “green” by installing new solar panels.

Westar Energy awarded the university an $85,000 grant for the project.

The solar panels will be placed on the Edmund Stanley Library and will provide energy cost-savings for the building.

The university has several events planned to make the more environmentally friendly.

“This is one step in our effort to be more sustainable, to be good stewards of our world and our resources,” said Friends University President Amy Bragg.

The university has also received a $25,000 grant from the Kansas Health Foundation to become a tobacco-free campus.

The goal is for the university to become tobacco free by July 1, 2017.

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