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Welcome to the Advancing Greener Careers and Campuses Virtual Showcase

Browse campus case studies, photos, posters and more below!


Blue Ridge Community College
(Virginia)

Sustainable Gardening and Landscape Program Case Study - BRCC's program was established in 2010; yield from the gardens is given to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank to provide high-quality, organic produce to persons in need.


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Dabney S. Lancaster Community College
(Virginia)

Energy and the Environment course and program offerings

DSLCC offers programs in Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; Manufacturing - Wind Turbine Service Technology, and more.

WeatherFest, Fall 2012Weatherfest
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College was featured at “WeatherFest” held by the staff of WDBJ-7 television in Roanoke on October 19 and 20. Faculty and staff manned the display that highlighted five programs of study and course options offered through DSLCC: Forest Management Technology, Advanced Manufacturing, Wind Turbine Service Technology and Solar Energy courses. The event was held to educate the public about the many aspects of everyday life that are impacted by weather.  The event was attended by thousands of people, including 2,200 students from area schools.  As a community service, several special courses will be offered by DSLCC next summer in response to demand and interest in renewable energy and responsible stewardship of the environment, including solar energy systems and wind turbines for homeowners.  Pictured are DSLCC Adjunct Instructor Doug Jones (left) and a student trying his hand at generating enough power to light two bulbs on the DSLCC display. Jones then demonstrated how solar panels could produce the same result with much less work. Call (540) 863-2870 for more information about upcoming DSLCC courses.
   


College of Lake County (Illinois)

Green Economy Center Case Study - The Center features a listing of educational programs and informational resources for jobs seekers in Lake County and Northeastern Illinois.


Delta College (Michigan)

Sustainability Ambassadors Program Case Study - The program is a network of representatives from campus service areas, academics, Life Long Learning, Workforce Development, and student EcoReps.


Germanna Community College (Virginia)Germanna CC building

Student Tour Guides for Green Building Case Study

Germanna opened their new green, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver building in May 2012. The new science & engineering building, located at Germanna's Fredericksburg campus, features low maintenance landscaping, a vegetative roof, a rainwater harvesting system, integrated shading and daylight sensors, a wind turbine, laboratory exhausts using an energy recovery system, low-flow fixtures, and much more.

On opening day several student guides were available to give tours to show the green features of the building. The students will be available to give tours to fellow students, faculty, staff and community members during the fall and spring semesters


Grand Rapids Community College (Michigan)

Green Home as Learning Lab for Students Case Study - Students participate in the remodeling and relocation of a model green home and convert it into a functional learning lab for teaching sustainable construction, energy efficiency, and renewable energy.


Haywood Community College (North Carolina)

Hydrology and Native Plant Communities Case Study - HCC is committed to mitigating the impacts of development on the natural hydrology and native plant communites on campus through site inventory and assessment, retrofitting the campus with a green infrastructure of stormwater best management practices, and planting of native plants.


Lake Michigan College (Michigan)LMCCHTF meeting

Reuse Shipping Containers as Places to Live and Work Case Study - LMC developed a job training program and working laboratory that used large steel freight containers to create the exterior and internal shells of eco-friendly, functional spaces for people to work and live.











Lansing Community College (Michigan)Yard dig

Students Train for Jobs in the Energy Efficiency Industry Case Study - LCC purchased equipment that will be used for several years to train students on the most employable skills in the energy efficiency industry. Equipment includes a web-based home automation system, an energy recovery ventilator, and diagnostic tools for combustion based heating systems.

 

 




Lincoln Land Community College (Illinois)

Green Model Home Case Study - The development of the Lincoln Land Green Model Home as a state-of-the-art mini home was designed and built by students with the assistance of local professionals, business, organizations, and unions.


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NASA Project

Building a Diverse, Green Workforce: Integrating Climate Change Science Into Community College Green Career Education and Training

The Greenforce Initiative Building a Diverse, Green Workforce Project engages faculty in strengthening STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) career education options that are available to adult learners by incorporating curricula and other tools derived from NASA resources into college coursework serving low-income and underrepresented students. Project partners include Edgecombe Community College in North Carolina, the National Council for Science and the Environment, Wayne County Community Colleges District in Michigan, and Wilbur Wright College in Illinois.

 

 

 


Nash Community College (North Carolina)

Solar Hot Water Heater Training Case Study - Students in NCC’s Industrial Systems Technology, Environmental Systems, Architectural Technology and Continuing Education HVAC classes are using the mobile training unit to learn first-hand about constructing, installing and maintaining solar thermal hot water heaters. Students receive hands-on training in designing the system with factors like available solar resource, projected solar energy needs, and target system efficiency taken into careful consideration. 


North Seattle Community College (Washington)

Certificate Training in Sustainability Principals Case Study - NSCC aims to improve the financial and institutional sustainability of environmental sustainability programs, beyond the life of grant funding, by advancing the prominence of environmental sustainability principals in the institutionally sanctioned framework of training offerings.


Olive-Harvey Community College (Washington)

Wetlands Research Curriculum Guide Case Study - OHC creates a Wetlands Research Curriculum Guide, with sample research projects and photographs focusing on the rapid evolution of insecticide resistance, local phragmites - native or invasive and wetlands history.


Piedmont Community College (North Carolina)Working in the lab

Testing Biodiesel and Ethanol Products Case Study - PCC trains biotechnology faculty to help increase rural education and training opportunities related to BioDiesel and ethanol production in their rural service area.

 

 

 

 


Rapphannock Community College (Virginia)Rappahannock CC green vendor fair

Green Vendor Fair Case Study - In partnership with the Gloucester Chamber of Commerce, Rappahannock Community College hosted a green vendor fair on April 19, 2012 featuring 15 local employers from the energy, landscaping and transportation industries.

Green Vendor Fair Flier

 

 

  


San Antonio College (Texas)

Preparing Spanish Speakers for the Green Building and Weatherization Industries Case Study - San Antonio College’s building trades vocational English course better prepares Spanish speakers with limited English language and with experience in the field, and a smooth transitioninto our green building and weatherization courses.


South Texas College (Texas)

Green Careers Case Study - South Texas College promotes green careers and develops course material to be utilized in community colleges throughout South Texas.


St. Clair County Community College (Michigan)Applied Tech Center

Educating on Campus Sustainability Issues Case Study - St. Clair completes a signage project with the goal of informing students, staff, and community members on campus sustainability issues. An educational sign was designed and installed in mid- June 2012 near a few of the more prominent “green” projects on campus.


 

 

 


Thomas Nelson Community College (Virginia)Thomas Nelson CC solar project

Solar Installation for Motorcycle Training Course Case Study - Thomas Nelson Community College installs two solar panels to two motorcycle storage containers (a part of the campus's motorcycle safety courses) that are located adjacent to a campus parking lot. The panels provide energy for lights inside the containers, motorcycle battery chargers, and ventilation for the container.

Weatherization Training Center Case Study - Thomas Nelson Community College’s Weatherization Training Center supports the need of local governments to assess and evaluate low-income weatherization projects and for contractors to evaluate effectiveness of renovation or retrofitting for homeowners to qualify for energy incentive funding.

 

Weatherization Training Center Success Story weatherization trail 

In September 2010, Department of Energy Weatherization Training Center grant DE-EE 00003786 was awarded to the Hampton Roads-based Green Jobs Alliance to establish a Weatherization Training Center with Thomas Nelson Community College Workforce Training and Continuing Education as a key partner. The training and employment pipeline includes information sessions conducted at the college and at recruiting partner sites and Work Keys assessments for the Governor’s Career Readiness Certificate (and time in the key train tutorial lab as needed). As of fall 2012, it includes five non-credit courses. The Weatherization Training Center supports the need of local governments to assess and evaluate low-income weatherization projects and for contractors to evaluate effectiveness of renovation or retrofitting for homeowners to qualify for energy incentive funding.

 

 

 


Wake Technical Community College (North Carolina)Job fair

Green Symposium Case Study - Wake Technical Community College creates the Green Symposium project to introduce students and community members to local green businesses and industries, and to enable individuals to become a part of the growing green workforce.

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Wayne County Community College (Michigan)

Community Awareness Campaign Case Study - Wayne County Community College creates a connection between green employers and green jobs trainees and students through a community awareness campaign. The campaign includes new campus signage, green displays, green career maps and more.  


Wilbur Wright College (Illinois)

Green Roof Case Study - Wilbur Wright College expands the green roof on their science building by 100 sq feet (the roof was originally 500 sq feet). The roof provides students with workforce skills for assembling a green roof project, provides a natural habitat for wildlife, and will reduce storm water run-off  and provide thermal insulation.


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