Filtered by Sustainability

Electric Vehicle Charging Program Improvements on the Hor...

A Message from Carrie-Lynn Black, Director, Energy Conservation and Sustainability Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 Time: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Location: East Campus, Building 4, Room 212B or Skype In an ongoing effort to improve the College’s sustainability initiatives, we are looking to improve the Valencia Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging program collegewide. All students, faculty and staff are invited […]

Remember to Shut Down Workstations for the MLK Holiday

A Message from Carrie-Lynn Black, Director, Energy Conservation and Sustainability While we close the College to honor the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, January 21, 2019, please remember to shut down your workstations to help Valencia save money on utilities, so more money can go toward our mission of transforming the […]

New Trees Coming to the West Campus

A Message from Andy Sorrow, Managing Director, Grounds If you’re on West Campus in the next couple of weeks, you will notice some changes to the campus’ greenery. Two Sycamore trees, which are in concrete planters near the cafeteria between Buildings 2 and 4, became too large and unbalanced for the existing location, causing, among other […]

We’re Thankful for Energy Savings

A Message from Carrie-Lynn Black, Director, Energy Conservation and Sustainability Thanksgiving break starts next week, Wednesday, November 21 – Sunday, November 25, 2018. It has been a warm fall and this break is a great opportunity to reduce our energy consumption, saving money to put towards students. Before you depart the College to gather with family […]

Valencians Present at Sustainability in Higher Education ...

A small group of Valencia faculty, staff and students attended the AASHE (The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education) Conference and Expo in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, October 2 through Friday, October 5, 2018. Director of Education for Sustainability Resham Shirsat, Director of STEM Programs Eda Davis-Lowe and West Campus Librarian Nardia Cumberbatch led a conference session, titled Using the […]

Recycle Your Pens, Markers and Batteries

A Message from Carrie-Lynn Black, Director, Energy Conservation and Sustainability As a college, we use many batteries, dry-erase markers and pens. Because 8 million metric tons of plastic end up in our oceans annually, we want to create more sustainable practices to decrease the College’s carbon footprint. As a result, Valencia has launched a new plastic […]

Valencia Joins the #LastStraw Movement

A Message from Jeffrey Filko, Director, Auxiliary Services We’re joining the #LastStraw movement, a campaign that brings awareness to plastic pollution — such as cutlery, cups, bottles and, yes, straws. To promote more sustainable practices within the Valencia Community and also based on feedback from the Student Government Association, all cafeteria operations on all campuses will switch […]

College Closed for Labor Day; Share Your Plans on Social ...

As we look forward to celebrating the contributions and achievements of American workers by not working on Labor Day, Monday, September 3, 2018, please remember to shut down your workstations to help Valencia save energy and money. Please follow these shutdown procedures: Completely power down all computers, monitors, printers, copy machines and televisions. Switch off […]

Welcome Carrie-Lynn Black, Director, Energy Conservation...

A Message from Jose Fernandez, Assistant Vice President, Facilities Planning and Real Estate Development Welcome Carrie-Lynn Black, director of energy conservation and sustainability, who joined Valencia on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. In this role, Carrie-Lynn will lead efforts to promote energy conservation throughout campus operations and enhance waste minimization and recycling efforts. Prior to joining Valencia, […]

Remember to Shut Down Your Workstation for Independence Day

A Message from Estevan Baza, Operations Manager, Energy Conservation As Valencia closes mid-week, Wednesday, July 4, 2018, for the Independence Day holiday, please remember to shut down your workstations to help save energy and money. Since May 2011, Valencia has saved approximately $6.4 million by reducing our energy consumption. Please follow these shutdown procedures: Completely power down […]