Haywood Community College, Clyde, NC
Haywood Community College (HCC) has been recognized as a recipient of a $3,000 Greenforce Initiative Innovation Mini-Grant. These grant funds will go to support HCC’s efforts to mitigate the impact of its development on the campus’s natural hydrology and native plant communities. Thanks to this award, HCC will be able to establish a “test meadow” of native grasses on a campus construction site to serve as a demonstration for converting lawn to meadow, reducing landscaping maintenance requirements and creating wildlife habitats on campus. HCC is one of only five community colleges in North Carolina to receive a Greenforce Innovation Grant.
Curriculum Courses (embedded across above programs)
AGR 121, AGR 265, ALT 120, ALT 220, AUT 285, BIO 140, CST 244, ENV 110, FOR 121, FOR 171, FOR 175, FOR 223, FOR 225, FOR 240, FOR 282, FWL 142, FWL 254, HOR 134, HOR 164, HOR 235, LAR 120, LID 111, LID 112, LID 230, and LID 240.
Continuing Education (Classes/Workshops):
Future goals for developing green workforce training programs and/or incorporating sustainability across all curricula:
One of the roles of the Sustainability Technician is to investigate potential Sustainable Technology program/course offerings. Currently we are pursuing/investigating:
Campus sustainability projects underway and goals for these projects:
Courses utilizing campus sustainability projects as hand-on training opportunities for students:
Dr. Johnson, President of HCC, has made it a high priority to initiate education utilizing a living laboratory approach. Our faculty has taken this message to heart as we have many examples of utilizing campus and the community as a living laboratory (hands on training):
What are you hoping to gain from the Greenforce Initiative?
Contact person: Preston Jacobsen, firstname.lastname@example.org, 828-565-4033