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Staff Sustainability Training

Four selected members of RRCC faculty, staff and students participated in Sustainability training facilitated by Natural Capitalism Solutions from January-April 2011. The focus was sustainable implementation strategies for businesses and covered numerous topic areas. Several other businesses and organizations in Lakewood participated as well. We presented our "Action Plans" in late April 2011. Due to RRCC being an educational institution rather than a business, our team took the applicable areas and projected goals according to our capabilities. Our PowerPoint presentation demonstrates our past, current and future endeavors and goals to be more sustainable in our daily operations here at RRCC. Take a look!

April 2012

Join Us in Celebrating Earth Day — All Week Long!

**NOTE: Several Speaker Series events are also taking place throughout this week. Please view “RRCC Presents: Renewable Energy Career Speaker Series” information above to get a complete lisitng of events.

Monday 4/16 – 11am–2pm – Help us start off the week
Information booths and local vendors, tour of ecology and additional benefits of our campus - including solar array, greenhouse and Environmental Training Center. Check out the latest in alternative transportation – mopeds and scooters! We will also be collecting your electronic recycling all week long.

Tuesday 4/17 – No festivities – Campus Development Day – NO CLASSES!

Wednesday 4/18 – 11am–2pm – Renewable Energy Expo and Solarbration
See and hear about the new technologies available! Wind, Water and all things Solar! Exhibits, info booths, trailer demos and more! We will also continue collecting your electronic recycling.

Thursday 4/19 – 11am–2pm – Green Career Fair
Come learn about the many options available in the renewable energy, green building, water treatment and other industries! We will still be collecting your electronic recycling.

Friday 4/20 – 11am–1pm – Help the faculty clean up the campus
Join faculty and staff as we walk the grounds and watershed, showing we care about our environment – both academic and natural! Pick-up of our collected ewaste will also take place.

*During the course of the week we will be collecting electronic recyclables – very few items are not accepted! Contact Action Recycling at 303-424-1600 if you have questions. Pick-up will be at RRCC on Friday 4/20.

**We will also be giving away a sustainably friendly backpack, filled with recycled and reusable school items! Sign our Green Campus Initiative, pledging your support and action anytime Monday – Thursday, and be entered for a chance to win it! Winner by random drawing will be announced Friday 4/20.

March 2012

RRCC Presents: Renewable Energy Career Speaker Series

This event is hosted by the Women in Renewable Energy Student Group and is open to everyone! All events are held at Red Rocks Community College’s Lakewood campus at: 13300 W 6th Ave, Lakewood, CO, 80228. Check out the listing of events now, the events have already started! For further information, please contact Mariah Rossel at

February 2012

The 2012 Green Gazette Newsletter is Here!

Within this edition, you will find our Green Programs and our Going Green efforts at Red Rocks Community College. Click here to view it now!

Earth Day T-shirt Design Competition!

This year we decided to encourage the artists among us to help design this year’s Earth Day T-shirt. We are looking for an inspirational visual aid to our year-round efforts and are excited to see what this looks like to you! Designs will be accepted via email at Submissions will be accepted starting February 1st through March 15th, 2012.


The RRCC Green Committee will choose a winning design in early April and shirts will be available during Earth Week 2012. The winner will be notified via phone and/or email by early April. We will also acknowledge them in the John Letter and fall issue of the Green Gazette. Winner will receive a T-shirt with their design, a jump drive and reusable water bottle.









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