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Hearst Field North Restoration

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  Hearst Field North will soon undergo a soil restoration project thanks to a grant from The Green Initiative Fund! The project was initiated and will be managed by Rec Sports groundskeeper James Sanner. The goal of the project, which will take place through 2014, is to improve the playing surface, reduce water use, and eliminate synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides, …

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Rec Sports Inclusion Policy

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Rec Sports — with assistance from the UC Gender Equity Resource Center — has developed an Inclusion Policy that we would like to share with our members. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments.   The Department of Recreational Sports values diversity and seeks to create a safe and fun environment that is accessible …

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Charge Your Electronics As You Work-out

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HPG, an engineering group here at Cal, has retrofitted an elliptical trainer and stationary bike at the RSF to charge cell phones and tablets!     The Human Power Generation (HPG) team is an undergraduate research project that focuses on harnessing the human power easily found in fitness facilities, namely at the Recreational Sports Facility (RSF) at University of California, …

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Energy Efficient Lighting Installed in RSF Locker Rooms

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Earlier this month we replaced 43 metal halide light fixtures with new extended-life fluorescent lamps and electronic ballasts in the RSF locker rooms. The project is expected to save 45,591 kWh per year and $4,559 per year in annual energy costs! That’s enough energy to power 4 American homes for a whole year. The new fixtures, which replaced existing bulbs …

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