Archive for February, 2010

Turbine Collapses at Fenner Wind Farm

In December 2009, Fenner Wind Farm in Madison County was dealt a minor setback when one of its twenty wind turbines collapsed. No one was hurt during the unfortunate incident and sources say that at that time computers revealed no major problems that would of hinted toward such an event taking place. Investigations are ongoing and as a precaution all remaining turbines were shut down pending the results of the investigation by engineers.

187 ton wind turbine. 1 of 20 in operation at the farm.


April 22nd is Earth Day and We Need Your Help!

Planning for UAlbany’s April 22nd Earth Day events is underway. The Office of Environmental Sustainability would like to know if YOU have any suggestions for activities or exhibitors for the event. If you do, you can send your ideas through our suggestion form. For those who would like to suggest an event or activity for Earth Day, you are invited to discuss your deas with Director Mary Ellen Mallia on February 11th in University Hall Room 200 from 2:30-3:30pm.

Print sustainably with EcoFont

Did you ever need to print something but had second thoughts of waisting ink? The people behind are giving away a free version of their text that uses up to 20% less ink.

The font basically has hollow circle cutouts that are unoticeable when printed in small text sizes; great for printing rough drafts for editing and so forth.

To download and use the font, follow these directions:

  1. Download the Spranq_eco_sans_regular.ttf EcoFont from this web page on to your Desktop or known folder.
  2. Navigate to My Computer > C:\ (or where Windows is saved) > WINDOWS > Fonts
  3. Copy and paste the Spranq_eco_sans_regular.ttf file into the WINDOWS\Fonts directory.
  4. Now open Microsoft Word or any other text editing application and use “Spranq eco sans.”


Time to get recycling!

Welcome to the official UAlbany Green Scene site!  This will serve as a resource and forum for students and staff, and any other UAlbany fans.  We’ll be posting events, articles, links to awesome websites, and more, so make sure you keep checking back for our latest updates
Hope everyone is off to a fantastic start for the semester!