Tuesday, March 30, 2021
A Message from Carrie Black, Director, Energy Conservation and Sustainability
April is right around the corner, and in addition to it being the end of the semester, it is also Earth Month, culminating in Earth Day on Thursday, April 22, 2021.
To get Earth Month kicked-off to a great start, below are some sustainability resources:
– Campus Sustainability Hub – Information on sustainability curriculum, research, air and climate, and more is available through this Campus Sustainability Hub. Create a login using your Valencia College email to access all of the resources.
– Make Climate A Class – Regardless of your subject area, if you want to touch on climate change during a class or a portion of a class, here is a great free resource, including teacher guides and a Florida-related climate webinar on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, by the University of South Florida.
At Home Resources – Food Waste
Thirty to forty percent of all food produced ends up as food waste. Organic waste disposed of in landfills, breaks down under anaerobic (without oxygen) conditions leading to emitting methane gas, a potent greenhouse gas that is 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide over a 100 year time period.
– Backyard Composting Basics: A Cheat sheet – Learn composting basics and find instructions for simple backyard composting.
– Apartment Composting – If you’re venturing into indoor composting for the first time, use this guide to get a sound start.
– City of Orlando Residents:
- Backyard Composters are available for free.
- Food Waste Drop-Off – Food waste can be dropped off 24/7 at 1028 Woods Avenue, Orlando, 32805 (*Next to the teal colored recycle dumpsters).
In April, read The Juice and The Grove for green tips and resources each week.