Cedar Valley to Host Three Events on Sustainability in April

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Cedar Valley College will host 3 events in April to bring awareness, skills and useful tips to sustainability. April is Earth Month at Cedar Valley College and we will highlight the month’s activities with the following events:

Thursday and Friday April 4 – 5, 2013
ZERO WASTE with Gary Liss.


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Thursday, April 4th from 6 to 8 p.m. Bldg. M 121 – $10.00 per person
Friday, April 5 All Day 9:30 to 4 p.m. Bldg. M 114-115 – $250.00 per person

The workshops will review Global Zero Waste Community Principles and highlight how they apply to individual communities adopting Zero Waste and developing Zero Waste Strategic Plans. Mr. Liss will introduce the concept of Zero Waste, who is pursuing it and why it matters. He will highlight how Zero Waste saves money, invests local resources in jobs and the economy, and contributes significantly to reducing greenhouse gases.

Liss is President and Managing Director of Gary Liss & Associates. Serving international municipal and private-sector clients, his success has been built upon a history of bridging problems with solutions and creating environmental programs with economic benefits. He is often the go-to person for national media on Zero Waste issues and has been included in articles in publications such as Time Magazine, the Wall Street Journal and USA Today.

Friday, April 12, 2013 – All Day Event Sustainability & Student Engagement Day

Cedar Valley College is fast becoming a college recognized for the integration of sustainability into the life of the college. On April 12, 2013, we will engage you in further conversations and feedback sessions about the CVC sustainability plan. There will be:

Brief dynamic world videos

Information on new world sustainability definitions

Break-out sessions

Sessions will include areas such as:

Inclusion of sustainability into the curriculum

Opportunity for you to become certified in your courses

Updating and rebranding the Sustainability Institute/,

Making the most of our resources at CVC

Next steps relative to our community garden and outdoor learning center

Join in and enjoy conversations with colleagues as you participate in the information and strategic thinking sessions. Three hours of professional development will be awarded for this college-wide session.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Earth Day at Cedar Valley College

Cedar Valley College students, faculty and staff will hold a CVC Earth Day Celebration on April 23, 2013 from 10:00 – 2:00 p.m. in the courtyard area. All activities, except for food purchases, are free. Our event takes advantage of our open air courtyard to display a wide variety of sustainability products and projects including displays of:

Water Conservation tools and surveys for individual participation

Alternative fuel vehicles

Texas gardening alternatives

Natural foods

Bear Creek nature Park

Dallas Waste Division

Solar panel demonstrations

Sun Spots using special telescopes used in our astronomy classes.

All attendees can participate in recyling of e-waste such as: computers, keyboards, mouse, ipods, phones, DVD players, all electronic devices – including household items such as toasters, micro-waves, vacuum cleaners an d other electronic household items- with the exception of florescent light bulbs. Also, books will be accepted for recycling to local libraries.

Call Dr. Christina Tomczak at 972-860-8059 for further information.