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Check Out Our New LED Parking Lot Lighting

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 While the majority of the College is working and attending classes remotely, the Facilities and Maintenance teams have been hard at work improving our campuses. The teams recently completed an upgrade of parking lot lighting on multiple campuses, including East, West, Osceola, Lake Nona and the School of Public Safety. The […]

Humanities Speaker Series Focuses on Sustainability

A Message from Wendy Givoglu, Interim President, East and Winter Park Campuses Professor of Humanities George Brooks decided this year’s Humanities Speaker Series was going to be themed “sustainability” when he selected the topics and speakers. This past October, sea level rise expert John Englander spoke about his book “High Tide on Main Street,” which discusses the […]

Holiday Shutdown Competition Winners Announced

The West Career and Counseling Center team A Holiday Energy Competition challenge was held collegewide for winter break, which encouraged faculty and staff to power down and unplug their electronics. Because winter break is one of the longer breaks at the College, this was a great opportunity to conserve energy. There were multiple award categories […]

Learn How to Incorporate Sustainability Practices into a ...

Are you a faculty member who is looking for a way to incorporate sustainable practices in your curriculum? Three upcoming Circles of Innovation sessions are focused on new strategies to infuse sustainable teaching in face-to-face and online spaces. These Circles of Innovation sessions (PRFC3368: Circles of Innovation) will focus on campus-related sustainability topics from the U.N.’s […]

Blind Student Creates Beautiful Images Under Unusual Cons...

Valencia College student Yamil Roman-Cortes lost his vision at the young age of 14. Now, Yamil is taking a photography course with Edgar Hernandez, part-time faculty, graphic design. Watch this video created by our Public Relations team that dives into the world of Yamil and his collaborative partnership with Edgar as they work together to create beautiful images […]

Edie Gaythwaite Named First Faculty Fellow in Sustainability

A recent poll of teenagers’ views on climate issues by the Washington Post and Kaiser Family Foundation reported that most teens and young adults feel afraid of climate change. In fact, 57% of teens, ages 13-17, and 68% of young adults, ages 18 – 29, report feeling afraid of climate change. With this data in mind, along […]

New Food Scrap Recycling Program Offered on West Campus

Americans throw away more than $180 billion worth of food every year — and most of the uneaten food ends up in landfills, where it produces the greenhouse gas methane, which is 34 times more potent than carbon dioxide. Now Valencia College’s West Campus is trying to change that — through a pilot recycling program […]

Save the Dates for Fall Sustainability Forums

A Message from Carrie Black, Director, Energy Conservation and Sustainability Join us for an upcoming Sustainability Forum as we share an update on sustainability efforts at Valencia College, introduce our new Sustainability Faculty Fellow Edie Gaythwaite and request your feedback on sustainability priorities for this academic year. Meetings are open to students, faculty and staff. Please […]

Help Valencia Save Money; Shut Down for Labor Day

Valencia College will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2019. Whether you are just taking the holiday off or adding an extra vacation day or two, please help Valencia College continue to save energy by following these shutdown procedures: Completely power down all computers, monitors, printers, copy machines and televisions. Switch off power strips. Turn off office […]

College to Conserve Energy Via August Partial Shutdown

A Message from Carrie-Lynn Black, Director, Energy Conservation and Sustainability In an effort to conserve energy and save college funds during the intersession between the summer and fall terms, Valencia College will operate in partial shutdown mode from Thursday, August 1 through Friday, August 23, 2019. During this time, Valencia College buildings will go into unoccupied […]