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Students 4 Sustainability (S4S) is a student organization focused on supporting and creating sustainability initiatives at Pittsburg State University. The organization is working towards a more sustainable campus and community. The club has been considering buying a solar charging table for some time but all came with a substantial price tag. When some of the members attended the recent Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education conference, they came across a vendor selling solar umbrella charging stations at an accommodating price. A solar umbrella would be a great way for students to physically interact with solar and while promoting the universities commitment to sustainability. The umbrella would also serve as a highly visible and interactive platform for the Students 4 Sustainability.

solar umbrella with peopleThe S4S organization would like to purchase a ZON Powersol Solar Umbrella. The unit simultaneously charges three USB supported devices. Three intelligent charging ports that sense when a device is fully charged and effortlessly halts the use of harvested solar-energy while efficiently retaining battery power. All components are weatherproof. The Smart Hub battery is initially charged with 5.5 hours of sun. The unit provides outdoor charging at an affordable cost - much less than installing outdoor outlets. Stored power charges mobile devices day or night. The battery is rated at 74V at 22Ah. LED charging display indicates battery level. A high quality 9’ patio umbrella equipped with secured solar panels. An optional bottom locking collar may be purchased if theft is a concern.

S4S believes the Powersol would be a great addition to PSU. The solar umbrella could be easily moved for special events on campus, for example outdoor events, activities in the oval, football games, and inter-mural sports, etc. If able to purchase, S4S would set up the Powersol at the beginning of the fall semester and again in the spring. Students will most likely only sit at these during accommodating weather so during the winter months to ensure the longevity of the product they will be broken down. Placing the Powersol throughout campus will give the students the ability to stop and enjoy the beautiful Pitt State campus with the enticing added benefit of being able to charge their portable devices via USB. Students 4 Sustainability believes this purchase will lead to the purchase of more Powersols umbrellas and enhance the campus culture.

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None of this would be possible without the financial support of alumni and friends of PSU. This year, we ask you to consider a financial gift to help the students purchase the Powersol Solar Umbrella. Simply click the “Give Now” button to process your gift!

We sincerely thank you.

How will your gift make an impact

Your gift will go toward purchasing the Powersol Solar Umbrella for the PSU campus.

Commercial-grade patio Powersol Umbrella      $1,800
Bottom Locking Collar                                $   25
Total                                                        $1,825

Project owners

Advisor
Dr. Catherine Hooey, chooey@pittstate.edu

Student
Derrick Decker, S4S President, dtdecker@gus.pittstate.edu

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PittStateS4S/

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PSU Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 4005
Pittsburg, KS 66762-7518

Gifts to the PSU Foundation are tax-deductible in the case that no goods or services have been provided. Your official receipt acknowledgement for tax purposes will be mailed to the address you provide. You may wish to consult with your tax advisor concerning the deductibility of your contribution.

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Project ends Thu, Feb 01

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