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sustainable_tcc_large.pngSustainable TCC

What is sustainability?

Depending on who you ask, sustainability has a lot of different definitions—but a common thread through the different definitions is the idea that our actions must preserve and not destroy the natural resources we draw upon to meet our needs. Sustainability seeks to ensure that future generations will be able to continue to use those resources—the water, energy, food and natural materials we depend upon.
 

Why should you care about sustainability?  

Sustainability is good for your health, good for the environment and can save money in a variety of ways. Here are just a few examples: walking or biking instead of driving is good exercise, and reducing energy-use lessens pollution and improves the quality of air that we breathe, and it saves you money through lower utilities bills. Also, using resources intelligently and preserving our beautiful campus for future students to enjoy is the right and fair thing to do.
 

Sustainable Initiatives at TCC

 

 Student Government

 
  • ​Recycling program
  • Habitat for Humanity – Volunteer Program
  • Expanded recycling partnership with faculty and staff
  • New community garden in partnership with Damayan Foundation
 

 Administration/Physical Plant

 
 

 Educational Programs

 
  • Through the Wakulla Environmental Institute, TCC’s environmental science programs prepare students for careers that make a difference in the community. TCC’s programs qualify graduates to work in the technical areas of water quality, natural resource management and environmental monitoring.
  • ​Sustainability curriculum already being integrated into HSC 2122, Consumer Health
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) project grant (EST²)
  • TCC is a partner in project that created an 18 hour College Credit Certificate - Alternative Energy Systems’ Specialist technician training program in Florida. TCC is the second community college in the state to offer this program.
  • NSF EST² Project’s summer camp for middle school students. The first camp had a week-long focus on clean alternative energy and STEM studies and was held June 20, 2011. 20 campers from public housing participated.
  • Partner of the Southeast Solar Training Network
  • Member of Sustainability Education & Economic Development (SEED) – Association of American Community Colleges
  • TCC Presidential Commitment to SEED
  • Florida Green Academy located at TCC
  • Non-credit courses - Alternative Energy Training (solar and photovoltaic)
  • A North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Testing center (industry recognized certification in PV installation)
  • Non-credit green courses - Green Cleaning, Weatherization, Water Management, Sustainable Building Practices, Environmental Management, Community Gardening, Bio-fuel Training, etc.
  • Green Eco Activities at the TCC Wakulla Center (e.g., Certified Florida Green Guide Training)
Contact Information

For more information contact the Community/Workforce office by phone (850) 201-6200.

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