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ERIC Number: EJ816523
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1067-1803
Putting Green to Work on Your Campus
Ellis, Martha
Community College Journal, v79 n2 p36-37 Oct-Nov 2008
Conferences, publications, media, and state mandates provide a plethora of information about community colleges "going green." Indeed, many community college presidents have signed the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment, a pledge to reduce the carbon footprints of their institutions. But the task is not easy. Each community college is different and faces the political realities of the community it serves. Each president must decide how to address significant challenges, including lack of money, state mandates, the retrofitting of older facilities, rising utility costs, and the question of how, when, and whether to move forward with sustainability initiatives. As the former president at Lee College in Baytown, Texas, the author provides steps taken at Lee that could make a difference at one's institution.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas