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SLU grounds manager Marcus Sherburne stands by a new "no-mow" zone.  Inside the white line, they'll stop mowing, savings thousands of gallons of gasoline.
SLU grounds manager Marcus Sherburne stands by a new "no-mow" zone. Inside the white line, they'll stop mowing, savings thousands of gallons of gasoline.

SLU groundskeeping goes green

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In the ultra-competitive world of college admissions, a university can live or die by how it looks. The grounds are a huge part of sealing the deal for prospective students and parents. But universities are also trying to save money and reduce their impact on the environment. Tonight at 7, St. Lawrence University hosts a discussion about sustainable groundskeeping. One of the featured speakers is SLU grounds manager, Marcus Sherburne. Sherburne has sculpted golf courses and universities for more than a decade. In the last few years, he's begun changing his practices to reduce energy and use less pesticides and fertilizers. Sherburne took David Sommerstein for a ride in his four-wheeler to show him the difference.

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