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Laney Partners with USGBC Green School Program

24 March 2014

center-for-green-schools-logoPeralta Community College District invites all faculty members, students and community stakeholders into a new program opportunity, brought to the district through its Emerald Cities Collaborative Community College Initiative. Participation has several significant benefits so you do not want to miss out on this great event.

What is the USGBC Green School Program and why do you want to enroll? 

The USGBC Green Schools Program is nationally recognized program that is sponsored by the US Green Building Council, that recognizes and supports colleges and universities who are concerned and implementing sustainable practices on their campuses. Through education programs and campus wide & community-based events, the Green School Programs works with students and faculty to embrace, create and produce sustainability advocates through their professional development and certification programs. Firstly, web materials and certification costs (~$600) are provided free of charge to students and student organizations on campus through a generous grant from Bank of America. Secondly, the program provides an outlet for students to gain a professionally recognized credential prior to graduation. By having a nationally recognized USGBC LEED GA certification, the tool can and will impact your hiring value in several sectors (energy, policy, business, advocacy, construction, design etc.)


The kick-off Student committee was a HUGE SUCCESS!

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Over 40 students and faculty participated. Marisol Zavala Suarez is the ambassador for the USGBC student charter. Laney’s Construction faculty, Kelle Lynch-McMahon and John Shurtz, are acting as faculty representatives, both having their LEED AP certification. A student organization has been formed and they are seeking the support of other departments to work together to build a sustainable Laney by the end of the year. Collaborative workshops and events are planned for the year that will bring students and the community together to educate and empower each other though sustainable goals.

Our Goal, 200 student and faculty receiving USGBC LEED GA certification- We can do it!

***Our Second information meeting is on March 27, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. in G240 –Please Join Us!!

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