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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 […]

Remembering 10 Years of Valencia’s Sustainability...

Monday, October 4, 2021 A Message from Carrie Black, Director, Energy Conservation and Sustainability  As part of the 10-year anniversary celebration of the Office of Sustainability, we’re remembering some of the remarkable actions Valencia College has taken to improve sustainability in operations. Valencia was the winner of Recyclemania Waste Minimization category from 2012 through 2014 — three years in a row. By […]

Valencia’s Office of Sustainability Is Turning 10

Monday, September 27, 2021 A Message from Carrie Black, Director, Energy Conservation and Sustainability  The Valencia College Office of Sustainability is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The office was created in fall 2011 with the hiring of the first Director of Sustainability, Professor Deborah Green, an environmental science faculty member. To celebrate our 10-year anniversary, we are hosting a sustainability […]

Valencia Recognized as a 2020 Tree Campus Higher...

Monday, September 20, 2021 The Arbor Day Foundation has recognized Valencia College as a 2020 Tree Campus Higher Education institution. Tree Campus Higher Education, a national program launched by the Arbor Day Foundation, honors colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation. To obtain […]

Poinciana Campus Energy Independence Project Receives...

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 In April, Valencia College submitted a proposal to the Office of Congressman Darren Soto for funding of the Poinciana Campus Energy Independence Project as a part of the FY2022 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Community Project Request Form. Yesterday, we learned that $500,000 for Valencia’s environmental sustainability efforts was approved by the […]

Sustainability Update: On-campus Recycling Programs and...

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 A Message from Carrie Black, Director, Energy Conservation and Sustainability  I hope everyone is having a great summer and taking much deserved vacations. I’ll keep this month’s article brief, sharing some important on-campus resources and also what has caught our team’s attention if you are looking for things to check out for vacation reading. […]

Sustainability: Lake Pamela Restoration and Wildlife Phot...

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 Did you know that West Campus’ Lake Pamela is part of the Shingle Creek watershed and that Shingle Creek is the headwaters for the Everglades? Lake Pamela isn’t just a central part of our West Campus, it’s also a critical component to our regional and state hydrology. Over the last academic […]

Home Energy Tips to Save You Money

Monday, April 26, 2021 A Message from Carrie Black, Director, Energy Conservation and Sustainability  Summer is around the corner, and as the temperature gets hotter, there are things you can do to prevent your utility bill from increasing as well. Saving money and saving energy is a win for you and the planet. Know Where to Start […]

What’s Recyclable?

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 A Message from Carrie Black, Director, Energy Conservation and Sustainability  You’ve likely heard of the food pyramid, but have you heard of the waste hierarchy pyramid? It is not as tasty, for sure. “Reduce, reuse, recycle” alludes to this hierarchy. Recycling is not the first step in waste management. Instead, the first step […]

The Place for Plastics: Bags, Wraps and Writing Instruments

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 A Message from Carrie Black, Director, Energy Conservation and Sustainability  In 2015, a study found that from 192 coastal countries about 8 million metric tons of plastic waste ended up in the ocean annually. Put another way by lead author Dr. Jenna Jambeck, “It’s five bags filled with plastic for every foot of coastline in […]