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Deb Hall Presents on Women in STEM at BEST’s 2021...

Thursday, January 14, 2021 A Message from Terri Graham, Interim President, West and Downtown Campuses Faculty member Deb Hall, professor, electronics engineering technology, and program chair, energy management and controls technology, presented on recruiting and retaining women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) at the Building Efficiency for a Sustainable Tomorrow 2021 Annual Institute, a virtual […]

Collegewide Sustainability Leadership Team Meeting

Friday, October 30, 2020 A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses The news is filled with stories about the effects of climate change, as well as organizations announcing their carbon neutrality goals and plans as they seek to eliminate their carbon footprints. Have you ever wondered about Valencia’s plan? Valencia […]

Attend the Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher...

A Message from Carrie Black, Director, Energy Conservation and Sustainability  Date: Tuesday, October 20 — Thursday, October 22, 2020 Location: Online Thanks to the partnership between Valencia’s collegewide Student Government Association and the Office of Sustainability, we are proud to be a host institution for this year’s virtual Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education (GCSHE) on Tuesday, October 20 – Thursday, October 22, […]

Channel 9 Features our Rooftop Greenhouse and...

WFTV Channel 9 recently featured Green Sky Growers by Valencia College, an urban aquaponic system that showcases how to grow local, fresh produce and fish. Based in Downtown Winter Garden, the state-of-the art rooftop greenhouse demonstrates production methods using fish tanks and hydroponic towers to grow rows of lettuce and herb varieties. It also serves […]

Learn How to Incorporate Sustainability Practices into a ...

Are you a faculty member who is looking for a way to incorporate sustainable practices in your curriculum? Three upcoming Circles of Innovation sessions are focused on new strategies to infuse sustainable teaching in face-to-face and online spaces. These Circles of Innovation sessions (PRFC3368: Circles of Innovation) will focus on campus-related sustainability topics from the U.N.’s […]

Edie Gaythwaite Named First Faculty Fellow in Sustainability

A recent poll of teenagers’ views on climate issues by the Washington Post and Kaiser Family Foundation reported that most teens and young adults feel afraid of climate change. In fact, 57% of teens, ages 13-17, and 68% of young adults, ages 18 – 29, report feeling afraid of climate change. With this data in mind, along […]

Congrats Spring Break Shutdown Winners

A Message from Carrie-Lynn Black, Director, Energy Conservation and Sustainability A big thanks to everyone who shut down their workstation and areas for spring break. By completing the shutdown procedures — powering down workstations, switching off power strips, closing blinds, etc. — we made a real difference, saving more than 6,100 kWh of energy, equal to […]

Get Your Team Ready — Spring Break Shutdown Competition A...

A Message from Carrie-Lynn Black, Director, Energy Conservation and Sustainability From Monday, March 11 – Sunday, March 17, 2019, Valencia College will be closed in observance of spring break. Once again, we need your help to save the College money — and you could win a pizza lunch for helping. Before leaving for spring break, please complete the […]

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 […]

PTK Joins Fleet Farming to Help Parramore

A Message from Stacey Johnson, President, East and Winter Park Campuses On Friday, November 9, 2018, the East Campus Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Club participated in a community work day at Fleet Farming’s South Street Garden property in Parramore. Owned by the City of Orlando, the property is a .25-acre plot currently classified as a […]