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Sustainability Blog

The latest news, events, and conversations about sustainability at PCC.

EcoChallenge flyer Join the PCC EcoChallenge Team
Advance PCC’s commitment to sustainability. October 15-29: change your life for good! For two weeks, we challenge you to change one habit that benefits both you and the planet. It’s a win-win designed to inspire a lifetime of positive change. Join PCC’s EcoChallenge team View […] Posted October 2, 2014
Two people looking at electric cars Alternative energy car showcase
Come to PCC’s Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey, free and open to the public! 9 am to 2 pm. Friday, Oct. 17. Automotive & Metals Building, Sylvania Campus. The day, which is part of a national campaign, celebrates the use of alternative fuel vehicles that […] Posted September 30, 2014
TGIF application The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF)
The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) provides funding for projects which “green” our campus and reduce the college’s impact on the environment. TGIF allocates funds to projects that increase the amount of renewable energy used on campus, increase energy efficiency, and reduce the amount of waste […] Posted September 23, 2014
AASHE Conference AASHE Conference
AASHE Conference Scholarship The American Association of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Conference is in Portland this year! A conference scholarship will cover the conference registration fee. To apply, submit the application by Wednesday, October 8. Posted August 20, 2014
View of Willow Creek’s 109 kWh roof-top photovolactic solar array. Bond commitment to sustainability in play at all campuses and centers
At PCC, sustainability isn’t just an ideal, it’s a commitment that extends to all the work being accomplished through the 2008 voter-approved bond program. As the college increases classroom space, updates equipment and technology, expands workforce training programs and remodels aging buildings, it maintains its […] Posted August 6, 2014
Garden Gossip, June 25 Garden Gossip, June 25
In this article: Community User Bed Update, Summer Volunteer Schedule, Donation List, Learning Garden Potlucks! Community User Bed Update: ​ Harvest your greens! By cutting back your lettuce 2 inches above the soil, you encourage tasty young leaves to grow and prolong the harvest season […] Posted June 25, 2014
student receiving focus award Sustainability Focus Award Ceremony
Congratulations! The first annual Sustainability Focus Award ceremony honored four students: Greg Koch, Stephanie Trijillo, Kimberley Dukes, and Megan McAfee. The Sustainability Focus award recognizes students who have completed a broad range of sustainability related courses. The award is designed to encourage students to learn to see environmental […] Posted June 16, 2014
SLC Retreat attendees Sustainability Leadership Council Retreat
Date: May 30, 2014 – 8:30 am – 12:30 pm, followed by lunch Location: Willow Creek Facilitators: Shirlene Warnock and Jeanne Nyquist, Innovative Growth Solutions, LLC Retreat Objectives: Recognize and celebrate accomplishments. Provide Subcommittees an opportunity to develop a priority goal for the coming year. Identify strategies to […] Posted June 12, 2014
Community user update Garden Gossip, May 15
In this article: Community User Bed Update, Recycled Materials Fashion Show, Photo Montage, Donations. There are still a few bed users who have not weeded around the perimeter of their raised bed. Once you have pulled the weeds or used some shears to cut them […] Posted May 15, 2014
Waste Audit Waste Audit
Interested in knowing what we throw away here at PCC? Derek and Heather of the Environmental Center are conducting a waste audit; taking a landfill-bound waste sample from the CC building and publicly sorting through it in the courtyard outside of the Environmental Center. Our […] Posted May 12, 2014