Maricopa Community Colleges reinforce commitment to sustainability - Ahwatukee Foothills News: Money

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Maricopa Community Colleges reinforce commitment to sustainability

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Related Stories

Posted: Saturday, October 29, 2011 12:00 pm

The Maricopa Community Colleges will launch a year-long paper reduction campaign with a goal of cutting paper use by 10 percent. The campaign, which began on Oct. 26, is just one of many the district and its 10 colleges are conducting to support sustainability. The organization is estimated to use roughly 620,000 pounds of paper a year in its various activities. This accumulates to approximately 113,000 reams of paper stacked about three-and-a-half miles high.

The MCC district formally committed to sustainability in Feb. 17, 2010. Faculty and staff take into account environmental responsibility, social justice, and equity and economic viability. The district's governing board also passed a resolution affirming its commitment to sustainability in December 2008.

As part of the district's commitment, sustainability efforts have been developed across the organization, some of which include trip reduction efforts, recycled waste programs, and a pilot program aimed at measuring sustainability outcomes - Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) at two colleges.

• Briefs compiled from staff and wire reports.

 

 

More about

More about

More about

  • Discuss

Living on a mat and a sheet: Phoenix overflow shelters to close in October

Dorothy Martinez ended up in jail for about three weeks for stealing a Dr. Pepper and sushi from a grocery store deli. She was hungry. She cou…

Published: June 26, 2016 - 2:50 am @ http://azcapitoltimes.com/news/2016/06/24/living-o…

Take care when hiking in Arizona heat

By Jiahui Jia | Cronkite News PHOENIX — It was 9 a.m. and the temperature had already reached 100 degrees. Instead of enjoying his cool, air-c…

Published: June 26, 2016 - 2:51 am @ http://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/2016/06/24/hiking-du…

BikeMaps.org uses “citizen science” to improve the urban cycling experience

It was a (relatively benign) altercation with an aggressive motorist while pedaling to work in early 2014 that motivated Dr. Trisalyn Nelson t…

Published: June 26, 2016 - 2:20 am @ http://dailyhive.com/vancouver/bikemaps-org-uses-c…

Man falls from SR 51 pedestrian bridge onto freeway after fleeing crash scene

PHOENIX - Phoenix police say a passenger who ran from a crash scene later fell off a pedestrian bridge near Union Hills Road onto the SR 51 la…

Published: June 26, 2016 - 2:18 am @ http://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/nor…

Arizona says it has no more drugs left to carry out death penalty executions

Get short URL The US state of Arizona says it doesn’t have any more lethal drugs left to carry out executions after a lawsuit was filed by sev…

Published: June 26, 2016 - 1:51 am @ https://www.rt.com/usa/348339-drugs-death-penalty-arizona/

Mesa neighbors fed up over dog left in heat

MESA, AZ - Neighbors in an east Mesa neighborhood staged a protest Friday night, angry with a homeowner who keeps a dog outside on a chain, wi…

Published: June 26, 2016 - 1:30 am @ http://www.abc15.com/news/region-southeast-valley/…

Brexit: Indian diaspora fears for jobs

Driving in Canada Canada - a home away from home Canada, it's time to change! Living with a disability in Indo-Canadian society The empire str…

Published: June 26, 2016 - 1:19 am @ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/uk/Brexit…

Chandler feral cats update: Groups promise to help trap, spay and neuter animals in neighborhood

CHANDLER, AZ - A Chandler neighborhood overrun with stray cats, near Kyrene and Chandler Boulevard, is about to get some help thanks to severa…

Published: June 26, 2016 - 1:00 am @ http://www.abc15.com/news/region-southeast-valley/…


Uncertainty Over Britain’s Future Felt In Arizona

Published: Friday, June 24, 2016 - 5:24pmUpdated: Friday, June 24, 2016 - 6:27pm downloadThe United Kingdom is Arizona’s 4th largest trading p…

Published: June 26, 2016 - 12:49 am @ http://kjzz.org/content/325457/uncertainty-over-br…

Facebook

ahwatukee.com on Facebook

Twitter

ahwatukee.com on Twitter

RSS

Subscribe to ahwatukee.com via RSS

RSS Feeds

Spacer4px

Most Popular

Online poll

Loading…