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Shasta College Sustainability Conference 2012

 Shasta College is having a Sustainability Conference with two FREE events:

  • April, 24, 2012 at 7 PM the film entitled Mother: Caring for 7 Billion in Shasta College Room 806. This film breaks a 40-year taboo by bringing to light an issue that silently fuels our most pressing environmental, humanitarian and social crises – population growth. Population growth is an issue we cannot afford to ignore as one billion people still suffer from chronic Hunger!
  • April 27, 2012 at 1 PM in Shasta College Room 806 the film Regneration will be shown followed by a student panel and discussion. The film takes an uncompromising look a the issues facing today’s youth and young adults and the influences that perpetuate our culture’s apathetic approach to social and political causes. It examines our disconnection to nature, how much we consume, our loss of history, and the economic factors holding many of us back from becoming active community participants.

Shasta College is dedicated to becoming a North State community leader in sustainable development and has engaged in a variety of campus and community efforts to meet this goal. They offer several technical training classes and certificates.

Shasta’s sustainability efforts include:

  • Development of new courses and inclusion of sustainability topics in courses
  • Two renewable energy programs (fee based and unit instruction) designed to meet increasing industry demand for Photovoltaic Solar Technicians and Wind-Generation Technology Technicians
  • Creation of a dual enrollment program, E-Tech, that introduces high school students to renewable energy technologies and industries as well as other sustainable fields and topics
  • Establishment of a student lead Sustainability Club
  • Formalization of a Sustainability Steering Committee intended to assist in achieving climate neutrality
  • Board of Trustee approval to purchase and install a one-megawatt solar array
  • Awards of several grants related to renewable energy and sustainability
  • Plans to develop a one of a kind organic teaching garden designed to teach community members sustainable farming techniques.

Shasta College has an extensive recycling and reuse program and utilizes all of the Food Service’s green waste for composting and use at the Campus Farm.

The District is committed to investing in technologies that reduce environmental impacts and green house gas emissions such as the new high efficiency HVAC system and Energy Star purchasing policy.

Contact Pamela Spoto for more information.