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Earth Month: The Lazy Person’s Guide to Saving the World

Monday, April 18, 2022 A Message from Carrie Black, Director, Energy Conservation and Sustainability Earth Day and Month is a great opportunity to learn more about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These goals are the blueprint for achieving a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including poverty, […]

Help Valencia Save Money; Shut Down for Winter Break

Monday, December 6, 2021 A Message from the Office of Stustainability With Winter Break around the corner, it’s time to get ready to shut down — literally and metaphorically. As Valencia College will be closed Wednesday, December 22, 2021, through Sunday, January 2, 2022, you can help the College save money and energy by taking […]

Let’s Power Down This Holiday Break to Save Energy...

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 A Message from Carrie Black, Director, Energy Conservation and Sustainability  Thanksgiving is next week and we’re giving thanks for the break. If you are working on campus, as you wrap up this week and next before you leave for the holiday, give your electronics a break by powering them down —they’ve worked hard […]

Recognizing the People Who Have Supported Valencia on...

Monday, October 18, 2021 A Message from Carrie Black, Director, Energy Conservation and Sustainability  As we continue celebrating 10 years of the Office of Sustainability, we’re recognizing the people who have supported Valencia College on its sustainability journey. Our journey actually commenced in 2005 when former Assistant Vice President of Facilities Helene Loiselle created the first Sustainability Committee. Early members of this committee included […]

Sustainability Perspectives: Climate Tech, Public Policy...

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2021 Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m. Location: Zoom As part of the upcoming Valencia College Sustainability Conference happening this week, an evening session will be offered on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 — Sustainability Perspectives: Climate Tech, Public Policy and Science Panel Discussion. At this session, leaders from science, policy and business and technology will discuss […]

James Adamski Invites You to the Upcoming Sustainability...

Thursday, October 7, 2021 A Message from Wendy Givoglu, Interim President, East and Winter Park Campuses Professor of Earth Science James Adamski will present at Valencia College’s Sustainability Conference: People + Planet + Prosperity. The virtual conference will take place from Tuesday, October 12 through Thursday, October 14, 2021, and will offer exciting opportunities to learn about how you can […]

The East Campus Cafeteria Is Now Composting Food Waste

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 Now you can recycle food scraps in the East Campus cafeteria — think coffee grounds, leftover pizza and French fries — with our new food waste recycling program that is estimated to convert more than a hundred pounds of food scraps into compost each week. The College is partnering with O-Town Compost, an […]

Remembering 10 Years of Valencia’s Sustainability...

Monday, October 4, 2021 A Message from Carrie Black, Director, Energy Conservation and Sustainability  As part of the 10-year anniversary celebration of the Office of Sustainability, we’re remembering some of the remarkable actions Valencia College has taken to improve sustainability in operations. Valencia was the winner of Recyclemania Waste Minimization category from 2012 through 2014 — three years in a row. By […]

Students Create Green Works Recycling App

Thursday, May 6, 2021  A Message from Wendy Givoglu, Interim President, East and Winter Park Campuses Did you ever wonder whether an item you were about to dispose of was recyclable? Were you ever unsure about whether you needed to follow a certain step before placing it in the recycling bin? If you answered yes, […]

Call for Sustainable Development Artistic Creations for...

Thursday, March 25, 2021 The Center for Global Economic and Environmental Opportunity (GEEO) of the University of Central Florida (UCF) is holding a competition for artistic creations by students on the theme of sustainable development in three categories: poetry, music and digital media. Please alert students to this opportunity. The competition is designed as part of […]