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Poinciana Campus Renewable Energy Project Ceremony...

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 A little rain couldn’t dampen the sunny disposition on Friday, May 20, 2022, on our Poinciana Campus as local politicians, community members, student leaders and Valencia College faculty and staff celebrated U.S. Rep. Darren Soto successfully acquiring $500,000 toward our Poinciana Campus Renewable Energy Project. The proposal was submitted last year to Rep. […]

You’re Invited to the Valencia College Poinciana...

Monday, May 9, 2022 A Message from Loren Bender, Vice President, Business Operations and Chief Financial Office Opened in 2017, Valencia College’s Poinciana Campus was constructed to increase access to higher education for a historically underserved and diverse community. Given the importance of environmental sustainability to the community and college constituencies, the campus is an […]

Earth Month: The Lazy Person’s Guide to Saving the World

Monday, April 18, 2022 A Message from Carrie Black, Director, Energy Conservation and Sustainability Earth Day and Month is a great opportunity to learn more about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These goals are the blueprint for achieving a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including poverty, […]

Valencia Celebrates Earth Month With Onsite and Online Ac...

Tuesday, April 5, 2022 April is Earth Month and there are many ways you can celebrate and recognize our planet’s natural resources. Take time to be outside, walk in a park, turn off the lights to enjoy natural lighting and attend one of Valencia’s events. Beach Clean Up Date: Friday,  April 8, 2022 Time: 7 […]

Osceola Campus to Start Invasive Plant Removal Project

Friday, February 18, 2022 A Message from Andy Sorrow, Managing Director, Grounds, and Carrie Black, Director, Energy Conservation and Sustainability  Did you know that the wooded area on Valencia College’s Osceola Campus along the west side of the pond at the US-192 entrance plays an important role in the local hydrology? This wooded area, which […]

Don’t Forget to Recycle Toner Cartridges

Monday, January 31, 2022 A Message from Larry Fox, Manager, Courier Services Valencia has a continuing mission of sustainability. Part of that mission includes recycling toner cartridges. Courier Services makes it easier than ever for faculty and staff to recycle old toner cartridges. Please send any used/old toner cartridges of any size or shape through interoffice mail […]

Help Valencia Save Money; Shut Down for Winter Break

Monday, December 6, 2021 A Message from the Office of Stustainability With Winter Break around the corner, it’s time to get ready to shut down — literally and metaphorically. As Valencia College will be closed Wednesday, December 22, 2021, through Sunday, January 2, 2022, you can help the College save money and energy by taking […]

Let’s Power Down This Holiday Break to Save Energy...

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 A Message from Carrie Black, Director, Energy Conservation and Sustainability  Thanksgiving is next week and we’re giving thanks for the break. If you are working on campus, as you wrap up this week and next before you leave for the holiday, give your electronics a break by powering them down —they’ve worked hard […]

Recognizing the People Who Have Supported Valencia on...

Monday, October 18, 2021 A Message from Carrie Black, Director, Energy Conservation and Sustainability  As we continue celebrating 10 years of the Office of Sustainability, we’re recognizing the people who have supported Valencia College on its sustainability journey. Our journey actually commenced in 2005 when former Assistant Vice President of Facilities Helene Loiselle created the first Sustainability Committee. Early members of this committee included […]

Sustainability Perspectives: Climate Tech, Public Policy...

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2021 Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m. Location: Zoom As part of the upcoming Valencia College Sustainability Conference happening this week, an evening session will be offered on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 — Sustainability Perspectives: Climate Tech, Public Policy and Science Panel Discussion. At this session, leaders from science, policy and business and technology will discuss […]