The College community has enhanced its efforts to adopt energy efficient, environmentally sustainable practices. The Green Campus Task Force, a group of employees and students, formed in fall 2004 and were active in helping develop ways for CCC to become greener. The Task Force worked with all areas of the College to research and adopt state-of-the-art conservation practices. Since then, recycling and energy conservation have become major initiatives as well as educating everyone in the College community in ways that each can participate in these sustainable actions. We partner with Student Government, Phi Theta Kappa Student Activities, the Center for Professional Development, Spencer Crest Nature Center, and Campus Ministries on a number of activities.
A Green Year = A Sustainable Tomorrow
During the 2008-2009 academic year, President Dr. Floyd Amann made a commitment to a Green Year at Corning Community College. With the leadership of our Green Campus Task Force, the green year:
To sustain our commitment to being green, CCC created a Sustainability Committee. This committee continues the efforts of the Green Campus Task Force by researching sustainability policies on campus, making recommendations concerning waste, energy, and food, educating the campus through working with other groups on campus, and implementing green technologies as we upgrade and expand the College.
CCC has a very active student environmental group (EPIC), faculty dedicated to infusing sustainability issues into their courses, and staff thinking and exploring ways we can better implement sustainability into the culture of the College.