Rose Harrell Johnson, Sharron Donnahoe, Buddy Tignor Haywood Community College
Sustainability  can be defined as an attempt to provide the best outcomes for the human and natural environments both now ...
<ul><li>Real Estate </li></ul><ul><li>Construction </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Banking </li></ul><ul><li...
 
Haywood Community College shall use, demonstrate, and teach sustainable development technologies that promote the environm...
President’s  Climate Commitment  Campus  Master Plan Sustainable site development  with public/private entities Education ...
<ul><li>Campus recycling, paperless meetings and records, electric security carts and hybrid vehicles, rain gardens, nativ...
 
 
 
Haywood County Biofuels PET Project Production Education & Training Project Funded for: $135,845
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
<ul><li>Free, confidential counseling </li></ul><ul><li>Seminars </li></ul><ul><li>Resource Center </li></ul><ul><li>REAL ...
<ul><li>BioNetwork and the NCCCS BioNetwork Mobile Lab </li></ul><ul><li>HCC’s Natural Resources and Sustainable Developme...
<ul><li>Blue Ridge BioFuels </li></ul><ul><li>North Carolina Herb Association </li></ul><ul><li>Recycling (Haywood County ...
<ul><li>Educated women </li></ul><ul><li>30-44 age range </li></ul><ul><li>$30,000 + household income </li></ul><ul><li>De...
<ul><li>Photovoltaic: Renewable energy using the sun </li></ul><ul><li>Solar panels  </li></ul><ul><li>Advantages of Photo...
<ul><li>Soy candles and other environmentally friendly bath and body  products </li></ul><ul><li>100% soy wax </li></ul><u...
<ul><li>Natural soaps and lotions </li></ul><ul><li>Natural oils, no fillers </li></ul><ul><li>Organic Shea butter </li></...
<ul><li>Maggie Valley </li></ul><ul><li>Canton </li></ul><ul><li>Clyde </li></ul><ul><li>Waynesville </li></ul>
<ul><li>Laws that once applied to big businesses now affect small businesses. </li></ul><ul><li>Advocacy groups demand cur...
<ul><li>Change light bulbs </li></ul><ul><li>Use a water cooler </li></ul><ul><li>Use biodegradable cleaning products </li...
<ul><li>Haywood Community College wants to  go green . </li></ul><ul><li>What is one of its ideas? </li></ul><ul><li>a.   ...
<ul><li>Pervious and Impervious Surface Area </li></ul><ul><li>Annual Stormwater runoff/mitigated flow </li></ul><ul><li>A...
 
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Sustainability Initiative

  1. 1. Rose Harrell Johnson, Sharron Donnahoe, Buddy Tignor Haywood Community College
  2. 2. Sustainability can be defined as an attempt to provide the best outcomes for the human and natural environments both now and into the indefinite future.
  3. 3. <ul><li>Real Estate </li></ul><ul><li>Construction </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Banking </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Eco-Businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Water Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul><ul><li>Non-Governmental </li></ul><ul><li>Auto Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Landscaping </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Municipal Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Manufacturing </li></ul><ul><li>Forestry </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative Power </li></ul>
  4. 5. Haywood Community College shall use, demonstrate, and teach sustainable development technologies that promote the environmental, social, and economic health of the College and its communities.
  5. 6. President’s Climate Commitment Campus Master Plan Sustainable site development with public/private entities Education programs : Sustainable Site Development, Green Construction, Sustainable Landscape Design, Diesel Mechanics Watershed property – 300+ acres and potential of more
  6. 7. <ul><li>Campus recycling, paperless meetings and records, electric security carts and hybrid vehicles, rain gardens, native gardens, natural playscape, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable demonstration house with multiple funding partners </li></ul><ul><li>Native plant propagation with local farmers and Agriculture Ext. </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable/Green Business Expo </li></ul><ul><li>Bio-Fuels Grant with Haywood County </li></ul>
  7. 11. Haywood County Biofuels PET Project Production Education & Training Project Funded for: $135,845
  8. 26. <ul><li>Free, confidential counseling </li></ul><ul><li>Seminars </li></ul><ul><li>Resource Center </li></ul><ul><li>REAL training </li></ul>
  9. 27. <ul><li>BioNetwork and the NCCCS BioNetwork Mobile Lab </li></ul><ul><li>HCC’s Natural Resources and Sustainable Development Programs </li></ul><ul><li>NC Natural Products Association </li></ul><ul><li>Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP) </li></ul>
  10. 28. <ul><li>Blue Ridge BioFuels </li></ul><ul><li>North Carolina Herb Association </li></ul><ul><li>Recycling (Haywood County Solid Waste Department) </li></ul><ul><li>Haywood Waterways </li></ul><ul><li>Green Lending (Self-Help Credit Union) </li></ul><ul><li>Western North Carolina Green Building Council </li></ul>
  11. 29. <ul><li>Educated women </li></ul><ul><li>30-44 age range </li></ul><ul><li>$30,000 + household income </li></ul><ul><li>Desire to keep family free from harm </li></ul><ul><li>Influential in community </li></ul><ul><li>Green Marketing , 2 ed., Ottman </li></ul>
  12. 30. <ul><li>Photovoltaic: Renewable energy using the sun </li></ul><ul><li>Solar panels </li></ul><ul><li>Advantages of Photovoltaic Technology are Reliability, Durability, Low Maintenance Cost, No Fuel Cost, No Sound Pollution, Safety, Independence of the electrical Grid. </li></ul>
  13. 31. <ul><li>Soy candles and other environmentally friendly bath and body products </li></ul><ul><li>100% soy wax </li></ul><ul><li>All cotton wicks </li></ul><ul><li>Burns cleaner </li></ul><ul><li>Lasts longer </li></ul><ul><li>Non-toxic </li></ul><ul><li>Tins are recyclable or reusable </li></ul>
  14. 32. <ul><li>Natural soaps and lotions </li></ul><ul><li>Natural oils, no fillers </li></ul><ul><li>Organic Shea butter </li></ul><ul><li>Recycle bottles and offer discount for refills </li></ul><ul><li>Use recyclable bags </li></ul>
  15. 33. <ul><li>Maggie Valley </li></ul><ul><li>Canton </li></ul><ul><li>Clyde </li></ul><ul><li>Waynesville </li></ul>
  16. 34. <ul><li>Laws that once applied to big businesses now affect small businesses. </li></ul><ul><li>Advocacy groups demand curbing impact. </li></ul><ul><li>Information age is making it easier to pursue offenders. </li></ul><ul><li>Large customers are putting pressure on small business suppliers. </li></ul><ul><li>Small companies can be more nimble than their larger competitors. </li></ul><ul><li>Green to Gold ,2006, Esty and Winston </li></ul>
  17. 35. <ul><li>Change light bulbs </li></ul><ul><li>Use a water cooler </li></ul><ul><li>Use biodegradable cleaning products </li></ul><ul><li>Buy in bulk and examine your packaging </li></ul><ul><li>Ban Styrofoam cups and plastic bags </li></ul><ul><li>Network together…share ideas </li></ul>
  18. 36. <ul><li>Haywood Community College wants to go green . </li></ul><ul><li>What is one of its ideas? </li></ul><ul><li>a. Buy an electric car. </li></ul><ul><li>b. Make students hold their breath so they don’t exhale carbon monoxide </li></ul><ul><li>c. Limit lecture times so less hot air is released </li></ul><ul><li>d. Capture methane from new onsite composting toilets and use that to power the drill in the College’s small engine repair workshop. </li></ul>
  19. 37. <ul><li>Pervious and Impervious Surface Area </li></ul><ul><li>Annual Stormwater runoff/mitigated flow </li></ul><ul><li>Acreage in Turf…. </li></ul><ul><li>Power Usage per person on campus </li></ul><ul><li>Tons recycled </li></ul><ul><li>Student, Staff, Faculty Attitudes </li></ul><ul><li>Measures </li></ul><ul><li>Milestones </li></ul><ul><li>Increase in Pervious surface area </li></ul><ul><li>Reduction in stormwater runoff </li></ul><ul><li>Turf removed </li></ul><ul><li>Energy consumption per person </li></ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul>
  20. 39. Rose Harrell Johnson, President Haywood Community College [email_address]

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