Sustainability

Wilson Community College embraces its role as a partner in meeting state, national, and global needs and is positioning itself as a leader in sustainability. Sustainability is an approach to life in which resources (environmental, economic, and social) are used to meet current needs while ensuring that future generations have those same resources to meet their needs. It strives to meet the needs for new and developing jobs addressing the issues of sustainability and promoting the stewardship of resources, the environment, and economic development.

Science and technology are driving forces of the future. Through the development of sustainable curricula and programs, the College's "growing green" philosophy is entering new and challenging fields to develop a knowledge base, essential skills, and actions to put theory into practice.

Sustainability awareness is promoted through the efforts of students, employees, and community leaders. The College studies economic and environmental issues that impact operations and engages in activities that are economically and environmentally sound. The College encourages the use of energy conservation, recycling, and the use of sustainable practices in the construction of facilities and maintenance of buildings and grounds. The College seeks to have sustainability as a factor in planning and decisions at all levels.

Presidents Climate Commitment

In September 2007, Wilson Community College signed the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). Upon signing the commitment, the College pledged to eliminate its contribution to global warming over time. The College established an internal structure, the Presidents Climate Commitment Task Force, from an existing institutional committee - the Sustainability Committee - to oversee the development and implementation of this commitment and begin the process of identifying tasks and actions the College would undertake to fulfill its commitment. The Commitment calls for the College to identify two tangible actions to reduce its impact on global warming and to conduct a campus emissions inventory to determine its current emissions and to establish a plan to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions over time. (Continue Article)

InHouse GreenHouse (IHGH)

InHouse GreenHouseWhat is InHouse GreenHouse? It is where ideas are planted, tended, grown and harvested in the efforts to help sustainability here and at large. Keep up with the members of the Sustainability Committee as they work to bring about awareness of sustainable practices on our campus and in the larger community.

 

Step By Step

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