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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 […]

Shut Down to Save Energy This Independence Day

On Thursday, July 4, 2019, we will celebrate the 243rd anniversary of the publication of the Declaration of Independence. We hope that you spend this holiday with your loved ones, celebrating the land of the free and the home of the brave. Whether you are just taking the holiday off or turning it into a well-deserved […]

Memorial Day — Shutdown Your Workstation

A Message from Carrie-Lynn Black, Director, Energy Conservation and Sustainability  As we honor our country’s fallen heroes, Valencia College will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 27, 2019. Before you head out for the break, please help Valencia to continue to save energy by following these shutdown procedures: Completely power down all […]

Valencia College Celebrates the Planet During Earth Day C...

Valencia College students and employees celebrated the planet and raised environmental awareness during Earth Day celebrations held on all six campuses throughout April. For a Valencia Earth Day slide show, watch the video below. More than 450 students, faculty and staff kicked off the celebration on East Campus on Thursday, April 4, 2019. The event, […]

Congrats Spring Break Shutdown Winners

A Message from Carrie-Lynn Black, Director, Energy Conservation and Sustainability A big thanks to everyone who shut down their workstation and areas for spring break. By completing the shutdown procedures — powering down workstations, switching off power strips, closing blinds, etc. — we made a real difference, saving more than 6,100 kWh of energy, equal to […]

Get Your Team Ready — Spring Break Shutdown Competition A...

A Message from Carrie-Lynn Black, Director, Energy Conservation and Sustainability From Monday, March 11 – Sunday, March 17, 2019, Valencia College will be closed in observance of spring break. Once again, we need your help to save the College money — and you could win a pizza lunch for helping. Before leaving for spring break, please complete the […]