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Sustainability Tip: Let’s Stay Sustainable This Hal...

A Message from Estevan Baza, Operations Manager, Energy Conservation Halloween is a festive holiday, where you get the chance to dress up in costumes and have an excuse to eat sweets and treats. But, it’s also a holiday that can work against your sustainability efforts of reducing waste and saving money. Here are a few tips […]

Help Save the College Money and Shut Down for the Labor...

A Message from Estevan Baza, Operations Manager, Energy Conservation As we celebrate the contributions and achievements of American workers by not working on Labor Day, Monday, September 4, 2017, 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. […]

Sustainability Tip: It Pays To Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

A Message from Estevan Baza, Operations Manager, Energy Conservation You probably already know that reducing, reusing and recycling minimizes waste and conserves natural resources, but did you know that you can also save money and be rewarded for those practices? As communities and businesses progress to become more sustainable, residents and customers can do their fair […]

Harnessing the Power of the Sun with New Solar Umbrellas...

A Message from Stacey Johnson, President, East and Winter Park Campuses With the heat of the summer upon us, the Winter Park Campus has made it easier for students to enjoy the weather outside — while charging their electronics. New solar umbrellas have been purchased to add flare to the existing outside tables and benches. […]

Sustainability Tip: Fertilize Responsibly to Keep Your...

Since May 2014, we have brought you Energy Saving Tips to help lower your electric bill and put money back into your pocket. As we move forward, we want to expand these tips to feature not only energy savings tips, but also sustainability advice to help you simultaneously save money and protect the environment. We hope you […]

A New Direction for Sustainability

A message from Susan Ledlow, Vice President, Academic Affairs and Planning, and Loren Bender, Vice President, Business Operations and Finance Education for sustainability has been growing organically at Valencia through the good work of our faculty, deans and staff. The volume of effort and commitment at the grass-roots level calls for a new direction and […]

Talking Trash with Resham Shirsat: Valencia Leaders Help...

A Message from Resham Shirsat, Director of Sustainability As we work to build upon all of Valencia’s efforts to reduce our waste footprint, we are fortunate to have leaders, like East and Winter Park Campus President Stacey Johnson and Vice President of Academic Affairs and Planning Susan Ledlow, who demonstrate sustainable practices every day at […]

May 2017 Energy Saving Tip: Buying Energy Efficient Appli...

Since March 2014, the Sustainability department has shared easy-to-incorporate, useful energy saving tips with the intent to save you money each month — and hopefully debunk some myths about energy saving along the way. For example, contrary to popular belief, you can purchase a household appliance, such as a stove, dishwasher or dryer, that is […]

Welcome Jose Fernandez and Estevan Baza

A Message from Loren Bender, Vice President, Business Operations and Finance We are pleased to welcome two individuals to the Business Operations team: Jose Fernandez as the assistant vice president of facility management and real estate, and Estevan Baza as the operations manager of energy conservation. We look forward to their contributions to the team and […]

A Reflection of Earth and Arbor Day Events

By Dani Moritz-Long While Valencia celebrates the Earth every day by implementing sustainable practices and educating our students about the importance of pioneering sustainable solutions, April proved to be a month especially focused on our impact. The College hosted an array of events in April to celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day — which resulted […]