Clean Air, Clean Water Film Festival

Three short films will be shown and discussed at this film festival that will look at important local and statewide pollution problems.  Participants include June Blotnick, from Clean Air Carolinas; Sam Perkins, from Catawba Riverkeeper; Dr. Rose Mary Seymour, director, CPCC Center for Sustainability; and John Downey, with the Charlotte Business Journal. Attend this event to better understand the scientific link between air and water and understand that many of the same elements that pollute water, also pollute the air. This event seeks to inspire through film and dialog. Join us as we draw a closer connection to the natural elements and to teach you how to be an advocate for supporting the conservation and protection of the earth’s resources.

When:  February 19, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

Where:  Tate Hall on the CPCC Central Campus (1206 Elizabeth Avenue)

Parking is available in the CPCC theater parking deck, accessible from 4th Street, located directly behind the Overcash Building.


Let Your Computer Monitors Get a Good Night’s Sleep, Too!

Many of the 7000 flat screen monitors at CPCC consume 20 watts while in the “ON” mode. An EASY programming change to put them to sleep can result in each monitor being “OFF” approximately 5500 hours per year (nights, weekends, holidays and school breaks). The electrical cost avoidance from 0.8 million fewer kWh being consumed because 7000 monitors are in sleep mode is over $50,000.

Go to the “START’ icon in the lower left corner of your screen and find “CONTROL PANEL,” then “POWER OPTIONS” then “WHEN TO TURN OF DISPLAY.” Select the minutes of inactivity that work for you and SAVE your changes!

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The CPCC Director of Energy and Sustainability, Pam Metcalf, is engaged in facilities efficiency and energy awareness.  If you have suggestions, they can be emailed to Pamela.metcalf@cpcc.edu

Recycling at CPCC

It’s EASY to recycle at CPCC if YOU make the RIGHT decision when you see these two receptacles:

 

CPCC has provided baskets for both trash and recycling. Usually located side-by-side for easy use and correct use. Please keep the “trash” out of the recycling basket, and the recycling out the “trash.” Signs in the room detail what is and is not recyclable.

Facilities Services’ recycling goal is 35%; we are currently at 27.2%.  The cost of recycling is ¼ that of trash disposal. Help CPCC to contain costs and be more environmentally sustainable.

CPCC IS COMMITTED TO SUSTAINABILITY!

If you have any questions, contact Pam Metcalf, CPCC energy and environmental manager, at pamela.metcalf@cpcc.edu or at ext. 6079.

The Road to Sustainability Yesterday’s Waste, Sustainability Today, Tomorrow’s Fruits

The Center for Sustainability invites students, faculty, staff ane the public to a USGBC Night Education Program:
The Road to Sustainability Yesterday’s Waste, Sustainability Today, Tomorrow’s Fruits
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, 6 – 8 p.m.
Elizabeth Classroom Building Room 1006
Where does this Road to Sustainability Start, and what are its long term benefits? How will it affect our quality of life? Waste that once made its home in our landfills is now being composted and used to heal our soils. Healthier soils mean fewer chemicals are needed for the growth of the crops which sustain us. This healthier soil and organic farming is in turn healing our bodies naturally.
Back by popular demand, Jim Lanier of Earth Farm Organics/Stanley Environmental, will lead a panel discussion on how to compost and the benefits in organics. The expertise will cover composting for institutions, business, industries and government facilities. Others on the panel will be Nadine Ford from Mecklenburg County’s Wipe Out Waste program and Corrine Lewis, a Certified Nutritional Advisor and Certified Family Herbalist. With this experience on the panel it is sure to sell out quick! This interactive program will provide valuable insight to anyone looking to start a composting program or start an organic lifestyle.
Space is limited to the first 110 people. To pre-resgister and assure yourself of a seat, send an email request to rosemary.seymour@cpcc.edu
Students: $10
www.simplynutritiousnow.com

Please Help Increase Recycling

CPCC has provided baskets for both trash and recycling. Usually located side-by-side for easy use and correct use. Please keep the “trash” out of the recycling basket, and the recycling out the “trash.” Signs in the room detail what is and is not recyclable.

Facilities Services’ recycling goal is 35%; we are currently at 27.2%.  The cost of recycling is ¼ that of trash disposal. Help CPCC to contain costs and be more environmentally sustainable.

CPCC IS COMMITTED TO SUSTAINABILITY!

If you have any questions, contact Pam Metcalf, CPCC energy and environmental manager, at pamela.metcalf@cpcc.edu or at ext. 6079.