Posts Tagged ‘Community colleges’

August 18th at 2 PM Central Time
Student Internships and Utilizing RFPs as Ways to Involve Students in On-Campus Projects

Colleen Butterfield, Project Manager, Education, Alliance to Save Energy
The Alliance to Save Energy’s PowerSave Campus program is a student-led initiative that promotes green careers, generates actual energy savings, increases awareness of the importance of energy efficiency, and encourages academic infusion of sustainability concepts. At this webinar, representatives from the program – which includes 16 campus and counting – will be presenting best practice case studies to help kickstart energy efficiency projects started on your campus. This particular presentation will focus on community colleges, but the projects are also field tested at four year universities. The webinar will also feature a round robin for questions as well as advice from those at community colleges about how to overcome unique challenges and barriers to initiating energy efficiency and/or student internships on campus.

Carson Bennett , Campus as a Living Lab Faculty Liaison, and Luis Campos, Executive Director, Facilities, Central New Mexico Community College
In order to utilize the built environment as a “Living Lab” for students to learn about sustainability concepts, the Physical Plant Department at Central New Mexico Community College includes an educational requirement in its RFP (Request for Proposals) process. Any vendor who wins a contract with the Physical Plant must be willing to provide educational opportunities to students at the college. These agreements have resulted in photovoltaic array installers visiting Math classes, construction companies displaying how they recycle demolished building materials, and our waste and recycling provider gathering data for use in Statistics, Psychology, and Technical Writing courses.

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From the National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology Program:

The latest issue of ClimateEdu: News for the Green Campus is live! Here are this week’s headlines: Community Colleges Step Up to Train Clean Energy Workers http://www.nwf.org/campusEcology/climateedu/articleView.cfm?iArticleID=72

With all the buzz on green jobs, and new legislation in the pipeline, how are schools training a green-collar workforce? Canvassing the Climate: Art Takes Its Own Approach to Science http://www.nwf.org/campusEcology/climateedu/articleView.cfm?iArticleID=73

Traveling art exhibits from University of Wisconsin and University of Chicago make climate change personal and local. CWRU to Experiment with Freshwater Turbine http://www.nwf.org/campusEcology/climateedu/articleView.cfm?iArticleID=75

Case Western Reserve University hopes to make waves by building the world’s first freshwater wind turbine in Lake Erie. St. Thomas University Prepares Lawyers to Take on Environmental Issues http://www.nwf.org/campusEcology/climateedu/articleView.cfm?iArticleID=74

A small but steadily growing legal discipline is training lawyers to defend one of the world’s most under-represented clients: the environment. You can also visit our site and archives at: http://www.nwf.org/campusecology/climateedu/

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