SRU receives $25,000 grant for sustainability training program


Dec. 2, 2019

The Slippery Rock University Office of Sustainability received a $25,000 grant from the Scott Electric Foundation to create a workforce development training program that will be used by companies in the food industry to incorporate sustainable practices and compliance.

SRU will partner with Kroff, Inc., a Pittsburgh-based company that provides wastewater treatment and recycling services. As part of the grant, two SRU student interns, who have yet to be selected, will work with Paul Scanlon, SRU director of sustainability; a Kroff representative; and an SRU faculty member in summer 2020 to develop a training manual for a variety of companies to follow for guiding sustainable practices, like the proper treatment of food byproducts and wastewater. 

Scott Electric Foundation is the philanthropic organization of Scott Electric, a wholesale electrical distributor and supply store based in Greensburg.