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Dobbs Foundation grant to help ecology school explore building a green facility

The Odum School of Ecology, the world’s first standalone school of ecology, wants to go green with a building that would showcase its environmental conscience. Now, with a grant from the Dobbs Foundation, the first step in considering and exploring such a facility has begun.

The $180,000 grant from the Dobbs Foundation will fund a study of potential sites, programmatic elements, special sustainability design opportunities and conceptual drawings for further consideration by the university. The proposed Odum School building would be unique in its showcase of sustainable features and would take advantage of the educational opportunities from a potential green building.