HPU Continues Its Green Initiatives With ‘Wecar’

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 30, 2011 – High Point University recently took another step to reduce its environmental impact with the addition of the WeCar by Enterprise.

This membership-based car sharing program is a refreshing alternative to car ownership that lowers cost and reduces the hassle of traditional transportation. The WeCar is available at students’ convenience 24 hours a day.

The Enterprise program is based on the idea of contributing to a cleaner, greener environment, so the fleet is made up hybrid and highly fuel-efficient vehicles. HPU has two Toyota Prius’ available.

WeCar is available for hourly, daily and overnight use.

“This is really a great opportunity for students to help contribute to a greener, cleaner society by participating in a program that features these fuel-efficient vehicles that produce fewer emissions. It’s truly an environmentally concept, and we are thrilled to be able to offer this on our campus,” says Troy Thompson, director of HPU’s Green Team.

HPU was recently recognized as one of the greenest schools in the country by the Sierra Club.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people.℠ HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. HPU was selected in the 2010-2011 list of “Colleges of Distinction,” as well as one of the top green schools in the country by the Sierra Club. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 43 undergraduate minors and 10 graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at highpoint.edu.

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Pam Haynes

Communication Specialist

336-841-9055

phaynes@highpoint.edu

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