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“Green” at the Virginia Community College Hire Education Conference

12/14/2010 // By Kristy Jones

The Virginia Community College System’s Hire Education Conference, Dec 8-10, provided the college community the opportunity to share best practices in workforce development in many industries, including renewable energy, energy efficiency, and others. Southwest Virginia Community College (SVCC) is helping students […] Read more >

Virginia Community Colleges host Hire Education Conference

12/9/2010 // By Kristy Jones

The Hire Education conference for the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) focussed on bringing together workforce development staff from a majority of Virginia’s 23 community colleges to network and share best practices. Read more >

Going Green in the Valley with Blue Ridge Community College

9/24/2010 // By Kristy Jones

Blue Ridge Community College hosted the “Going Green in the Valley” symposium on September 22 at their Plecker Workforce Center featuring speakers on sustainable agriculture, alternative energy, and green construction and design. The symposium was attended by Blue Ridge students and […] Read more >

The Ohio State University’s First Zero-Waste Event

9/23/2010 // By Kristy Jones

Campuses across the United States are finding unique and innovative ways to become more sustainable. Many schools are looking at ways to green in the most original ways, including zero-waste graduation ceremonies, meetings, and sporting events. As you will see below, collaboration […] Read more >

Jobs for the Future, National Wildlife Federation launch The Greenforce Initiative

9/22/2010 // By Kristy Jones

The Greenforce InitiativeTM, a partnership of Jobs for the Future and National Wildlife Federation, launches in six regions of the U.S. – Illinois (Chicagoland), Michigan, North Carolina, Texas (San Antonio area), Virginia (Northern region), and Seattle. The Initiative aims to […] Read more >

White House hosts first ever community college summit

9/17/2010 // By Kristy Jones

Scheduled for October 5, 2010, the White House will host the first ever summit on community colleges, addressing their critical role as part of America’s economic vision for the future – developing the workforce and reaching the country’s educational goals. The […] Read more >

Oregon State University researching wave energy opportunities

9/15/2010 // By Kristy Jones

The Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNWREC), established in 2008, is a DOE-funded partnership between Oregon State University and the University of Washington. Oregon State University is focusing on wave energy research and development, and the University of Washington is focusing on […] Read more >

Wind Turbine Technician Training at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College

9/15/2010 // By Kristy Jones

This fall Dabney S. Lancaster Community College in Virginia launched its new program to offering a  Basic Wind Turbine Service Technology Certificate.   The Certificate requires the completion of 45 credits and includes general education courses as well as those […] Read more >

Join Campus Ecology in Costa Rica!

8/13/2010 // By Kristy Jones

Full of adventure, beauty, captivating culture and rich biodiversity, Costa Rica is a prime location to deepen your connection to Campus Ecology peers while studying global warming, sustainable travel and leadership. We search for all kinds of wildlife and learn […] Read more >

Virginia’s Community Colleges are Achieving the Dream

7/22/2010 // By Kristy Jones

In 2004, the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) joined the     Achieving the Dream student success initiative – a multiyear national initiative aimed to influence state and national policy to increase the success of community college students.   Five of […] Read more >