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Collaborative Design Center Makes Another Sustainable Change

Valencia takes sustainability seriously. From composting in our cafes to introducing smart plugs around the College, we’re always looking for ways to increase our sustainable practices and decrease our carbon footprint. After introducing Valencia College mugs into the Collaborative Design Center (CDC) in May 2017, Katie Tagye, director, organizational design and development, and Rachel Mack, implementation coordinator, decided to make additional sustainability […]

Help the College Save Energy This Memorial Day Holiday

A Message from Estevan Baza, Operations Manager, Energy Conservation As we honor our country’s fallen heroes, Valencia will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 28, 2018. Before you head out for the break, please help save energy by following some simple shutdown procedures: Completely power down all computers, monitors, printers, copy machines […]

Valencia College is Honored with Two Sustainability Awards

Left to right: Robert Hickman, operations manager, energy efficiency; Bareaa Darkhabani, director, facilities; and Estevan Baza, operations manager, energy conservation As the world creates more sustainable ways of life, Valencia constantly looks for ways to reduce its carbon footprint and integrate sustainable practices into our institution — and those efforts were recently recognized by two […]

Valencia Celebrates Earth and Arbor Day This Month

With both Earth Day (Sunday, April 22, 2018) and Arbor Day (Friday, April 27, 2018) in April, this month is the perfect time to partake in activities celebrating planet Earth and the ways we can protect and sustain her. As a part of these celebrations, Valencia has hosted and will be hosting a series of […]

Spring Break ’18 Shutdown Reminders

A Message from Estevan Baza, Operations Manager, Energy Conservation Next week is spring break and, once again, we need your help to reduce Valencia’s carbon footprint. Before heading out for a week of much-needed relaxation, please remember to shut down your workstations to help Valencia save energy and money. Since May 2011, Valencia has saved approximately $6.4 […]

Increasing Our Sustainability Efforts — We’re Now C...

Valencia is always looking to increase our sustainable practices and decrease the College’s carbon footprint. We’ve done things like add water refill stations to each campus and encourage employees and students to use reusable water bottles. Now, to take this effort even further and with the financial support of Valencia’s Plant Operations department, the West Campus Culinary […]

Shut Down Workstations for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

A Message from Estevan Baza, Operations Manager, Energy Conservation While we close the College to honor the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, January 15, 2018, please remember to shut down your workstations to help Valencia save energy and money. Since May 2011, Valencia has saved approximately $6.4 million by reducing our energy consumption. […]

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year; Shut...

A Message from Estevan Baza, Operations Manager, Energy Conservation Ahhh, yes, it’s almost time for many Valencians’ favorite time of the year — winter break! As Valencia will be closed Thursday, December 21, 2017, through Monday, January 1, 2018, you can help the College save money and energy by taking a few quick steps before you head […]

Old Writing Utensils? Recycle Them Today

Do you have pens out of ink? Is there a stash of nonworking dry-erase markers in a classroom or conference room you frequently use? In an effort to create more sustainable practices and create a zero-waste environment, the West Campus has started a writing utensil recycling program. Through this program, you can recycle: • Pens […]

October 2017 Kudos

Week of October 22 – 28 , 2017 Valencia Awarded for Its Sustainable Practices Congratulations Valencia for receiving yet another award — the Public Service Commission’s (PSC) September Triple E Award — for our energy efficiency efforts. Covering the state’s five major geographic areas, each month the PSC presents its Triple E Award to a […]