Community College Sustainability Profile: College of the Desert

Tonight we highlight the College of the Desert’s sustainability efforts.  The College of the Desert (COD) adopted a Sustainability Stewardship Policy in 2009 to affirm that:  http://www.collegeofthedesert.edu/community/ss/Pages/default.aspx

COD will develop and maintain principles and guidelines of sustainability stewardship in the execution of its responsibilities to facilities design and operation; campus management; and teaching and learning.

The college followed the policy with the adoption in 2010 of a Green Council to shepherd the policy forward and the council is responsible for producing an annual report on the campus’ sustainability efforts, you can view the reports here http://www.collegeofthedesert.edu/community/ss/Pages/Green-Council.aspx

 

The College has recently opened the Desert Enterprise Center in an effort to be a hub for renewable energy development.  The following is an article highlighting the College of the Desert Enterprise Center: http://www.communitycollegetimes.com/Pages/Sustainability/Turning-a-desert-into-%e2%80%98green%e2%80%99-gold.aspx

 

College of the Desert’s efforts have certainly made them a leader in community college sustainability and we congratulate them on their efforts.

 

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