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Craven Community College, New Bern, NC

Green Jobs Course Offerings:

  • Residential Green Building/Weatherization (Certificate)
  • Environmental/Safety Training (Non-Credit)
  • Green Building Trades Program (Non-Credit)
  • Lead RRP and Lead Abatement Trainings (Non-Credit)
  • Hazardous Waste Operator and RCRA Hazardous Waste (Non-Credit)
  • Sustainable Gardening Academy (Non-Credit)
  • Electrical/Electronics with an in-depth look at Alternative Energy Sources (Credit)

Future goals for developing green workforce training programs and/or incorporating sustainability across all curricula:

  • Offer an AAS in Sustainable Technologies in 2012
  • Participate in "Sustainability Across the Curriculum" program
  • Infuse sustainability concepts throughout curriculum courses

Campus sustainability projects underway and goals for these projects:

  • Established a single-stream campus-wide recycling effort in Fall 2009 and we are continuing to expand recycling efforts for various materials, including electronics, ink cartridges, batteries, etc.  The goal is to reduce waste stream from operations.
  • We are in the process of updating light ballasts to reduce energy consumption.  We are replacing all fluorescent T12 magnetic ballast fixtures to high efficiency T8 electronic ballast fixtures as part of an ongoing facilities maintenance plan.
  • As restrooms are being renovated, we are replacing outdated fixtures with low-flow toilets, automatic faucets and automatic flush valves.
  • We have just completed that advanced planning for an approximately 80,000 square foot sustainable, energy efficient classroom building that, when built, will follow LEED guidelines.

What are you hoping to gain from the Greenforce Initiative?

  • Increase our participation and capacity in developing the green workforce
  • Role as a regional leader in supporting the Greenforce Initiative

Craven CC sustainability website

Contact person: Cindy Seymour,, 252-646-5970

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