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Colgate students continue eco-friendly legacy

By Sheila Reagan on February 25, 2013

Article written by Daniel Devries.

EcoCampus, the company that was created by two Colgate students to sell environmentally-friendly paper on campus, has found another way to be “sustainable.”

Seniors Ryan Smith ’13 and Brendan Karson ’13 have sold their company to four juniors, turning the EcoCampus into what may be Colgate’s first student legacy business. They developed EcoCampus over the past three years with alumni guidance through Colgate’s Thought Into Action (TIA) program.

Smith and Karson sold the company to their Theta Chi fraternity brothers Robert Nicholas ’14 of Berwyn, Pa., John Gabler ’14 of Fort Collins, Colo., Cameron Borriello ’14 of  Sterling, Mass., and Michael Hendricks ’14 of Saint Charles, Mo.

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