Looking to become a pioneer in developing truly green campuses, the school’s leadership and Operations Manager have found the school’s green initiatives to be a recruiting tool and a reinforcement of the college’s role in its communities.
Seeking environmental products, Operations Manager Mike Newton discovered G-OIL®, America’s first and only bio-based fully synthetic motor oil to receive American Petroleum Institute certification, at a nearby Wal-Mart nearly 3 years ago. Newton tracks vehicles on multiple campuses in 5 states and for the school’s highly successful sports programs that travel extensively.
After first testing G-OIL in his personal vehicles for nearly a year, Newton began switching the Lindsey Wilson College fleet of 114 vehicles, including buses, vans and cars, to G-OIL.
“We log over 1.5 million miles per year with our fleet,” said Newton. “We thought it was important to ‘walk the walk’ with G-OIL in addition to our other green initiatives.”
“We were pleased to learn of Lindsey Wilson College‘s program and their success including G-OIL in their green initiatives campaign,” said Jeffrey Loch, President and CMO of Green Earth Technologies, Inc. (GET) (OTC Bulletin Board: GETG), the makers of G-OIL.
“We believe there is a great opportunity to work together with colleges and universities, where students and entire communities are anxious to learn more about the environment and environmental products like G-OIL and our bio-based G-CLEAN® products,” said Loch.
According to Intertek research, replacing 0.01% of conventional motor oil with synthetic G-OIL is 626 metric tonnes CO2 eq., which is the equivalent of driving 1,508,447 miles in an average passenger vehicle. The study notes that a single tree can absorb 48 pounds of carbon dioxide per year and that replacing 1% of conventional motor oil with G-OIL would save approximately 137 million pounds of carbon dioxide per year or the equivalent of planting 2.8 million trees.
“The environment is being changed one person, one family, one school, one community, one company at a time,” said Loch. “And as Lindsey Wilson College found, you can make positive changes and sacrifice nothing in terms of performance or cost.”