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

Earth Week 2015 Earth Week 2015 1
Join us in celebrating Earth Week: April 20 – 24 Earth Week events will take place at all campuses. Learn sustainable practices, participate in a variety of fun events, and make a difference in your community! Check out the complete schedule of events. 2015 Feature Event: The Yes […] Posted April 3, 2015
Hanford: Myth or Reality Hanford: Myth or Reality 1
Presented by Dieter Bohrmann of the WA Department of Ecology Tuesday April 14, 1pm PCC Cascade – MAHB 104 Hanford, called the most contaminated site in North America, presents the paradox of massive contamination next to a river preserved in its natural state. Hanford borders […] Posted April 2, 2015
Help Achieve a Guinness World Record: Most People Planting Native Bulbs Simultaneously! (April 18th) Help Achieve a Guinness World Record: Most People Planting Native Bulbs Simultaneously! (April 18th)
Last year, Operation Peacebulb set a Guinness World Record with 850 simultaneous bulb-planters. Join local community members Saturday, April 18th, from 9:00-11:00am for a massive bulb-planting event! The goal is to set a new record with 1000 individuals simultaneously planting bulbs. Please bring your kids, […] Posted April 1, 2015
Eco-Tip: Use the Mug Wall Eco-Tip: Use the Mug Wall
Oh no, folks! Sylvania’s coffee mug board is nearly empty and needs more mugs to share. If you have any mugs that can be retired, contribute them to the community reusable mug board. You will help someone to not use a paper cup! If you know of faculty […] Posted April 1, 2015
Garden Gossip: New Trees, Bees, and Spring Greens Garden Gossip: New Trees, Bees, and Spring Greens
New Trees, Bees, and Spring Greens We hope you had a fantastic, restful Spring Break and are ready to gear up for a busy Spring Term. TOMORROW (3/31) Enjoy the first spring greens from the Garden! Volunteer hours start tomorrow with our Tuesday Harvest Crew! […] Posted April 1, 2015
Sylvania Facilities Management Services Office got Gold! Sylvania Facilities Management Services Office got Gold!
Great job Sylvania Facilities Management Services office for becoming a certified Green Office at the Gold level! They are the fourth off to become a certified PCC Green Office. PCC is proud to have offices dedicated to promoting sustainability and working towards helping lower the campuses carbon footprint. […] Posted March 24, 2015
Volunteer with Rock Creek's Learning Garden this Spring Term! Volunteer with Rock Creek’s Learning Garden this Spring Term!
Rock Creek Learning Garden Weekly Volunteer Schedule Spring Term Harvest Crew: Tuesdays Join a team to harvest food for the cafeteria and farm stand. Help run the farm stand in the afternoon. Where and When: 8am-12pm at the garden 12pm-4pm at the farm stand Garden […] Posted March 18, 2015
Eco-Tip: Turn off Computers at Night Eco-Tip: Turn off Computers at Night
TURN OFF COMPUTERS AT NIGHT By turning off your computer instead of leaving it in sleep mode, you can save 40 watt-hours per day. That adds up to 4 cents a day, or $14 per year. If you don’t want to wait for your computer […] Posted March 18, 2015
Help Work on the Cob Oven (March 13th) Help Work on the Cob Oven (March 13th)
Cob Oven Update Friday, March 13th, 9:00am-1:00pm Cutting timbers and posts for the roof Sylvania’s Learning Garden The team did some nice planning last Friday sourcing reusable materials for the oven project. This Friday they will cut and notch posts and have them ready for concrete […] Posted March 12, 2015
Freecycle Freecycle
Eco-Tip: Freecycle Portland has a neat secret alternative to craigslist’s FREE section: Freecycle. Well, it may not exactly be a secret, but it is sure a handy tool to clean your house of things you don’t want anymore. Or a great resource to find free […] Posted March 9, 2015