Tags:From an announcement by the National Wildlife Federation:
Haywood Community College is one of five community colleges in North Carolina to receive a grant from the Greenforce Initiative, which has presented grants to twenty-five innovative projects organized by community colleges in six states to foster greener careers and campuses.
Grants of $3000 are being awarded to projects in Illinois, Michigan, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Washington as part of a broader effort to support community college efforts to promote green career pathways while advancing campus sustainability through hands-on training.
The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) partnered with Jobs for the Future (JFF) to launch the Greenforce Initiative™ in 2010 with the help of the Bank of America Charitable Foundation and Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. The Initiative is designed to strengthen green career pathways leading to post-secondary credentials and family sustaining careers; increase access and success for lower-skilled adults; and use campus “greening” or sustainability efforts as learning laboratories for education and training.
Haywood Community College will advance efforts to restore and enhance the native plant communities and hydrology of its campus.
Nash Community College will construct and house a mobile solar thermal hot water heater for class use. Student will learn about construction, installation and maintenance.
Southeastern Community College will introduce an area on campus to serve as a learning laboratory, emphasizing native plants, water retention methods and other principles.
Stanly Community College’s Project Green Up – Reach Up effort will support a group of lower-income students to prepare for the national Building Analyst certification offered through the Building Performance Institute (BPI)
Wake Technical Community College will hire a researcher to identify a local business willing to partner with the college to develop Green Technology classes