Institute for Sustainable Technology


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This presentation highlights some of the more value-centric, conservative reasons to "go green".

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Institute for Sustainable Technology

  1. 1. Caldwell Going Green<br />Educating our Community<br />Leading by Example<br />
  2. 2. Objectives<br />Define Sustainability<br />Provide an overview of the reasons to “Go Green”<br />Introduce CCC&TI’s new Institute for Sustainable Technology<br />Explain how the IST can play a role in our community’s economic development<br />
  3. 3. Sustainability<br />
  4. 4. Sustainable Development<br />Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs<br />
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  6. 6. Reasons to Go Green…<br />“In every deliberation we must consider the impact on the seventh generation…even if it requires having skin as thick as the bark of a pine.”<br />
  7. 7. Reasons to Go Green…<br />DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Windmills dot the western Dyessskyline; 100 percent of Dyess' energy comes from renewable sources like wind energy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Felicia Juenke)<br />
  8. 8. Reasons to Go Green…<br />Our American Tradition of Hunting and Fishing<br />
  9. 9. Reasons to Go Green…<br />In May 1992, 150 religious heads and prominent scientists joined together across historic antagonisms with “The Joint Appeal by Religion and Science for the Environment.”<br />The National Religious Partnership On The Environment<br /><br />
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  11. 11. “Green” Business<br />Energy Production<br />Biofuels<br />Biomass<br />Wind<br />Solar<br />Energy Efficiency<br />Green Building and Existing Structures Retrofit<br /><ul><li>Advanced Manufacturing
  12. 12. Renewable Energy Equipment
  13. 13. Biotechnology
  14. 14. Electronics
  15. 15. Polymers
  16. 16. Advanced textiles
  17. 17. Recycling</li></li></ul><li>“Green Collar” Jobs<br />Renewables Market Specialist<br />Restoration Technician<br />Green Building Consultant<br />Reclaimed Water Technician<br />Solar Energy Installer<br />Facilities Manager<br />Integrated Pest Management Specialist<br />Source:<br />
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  19. 19. Enhancing “Green” Markets<br />Supply and Demand<br />Business and Industry<br />Contractors<br />Entrepreneurship<br />Consumers<br />Course Offerings<br />Lead by example<br />
  20. 20. Key Course Offerings<br />Going Green 101 – Business<br />Going Green 101 – Consumer<br />Sustainable Development<br />Building Science<br />Advanced HVAC<br />Renewable Energy Technology<br />Green Landscaping<br />
  21. 21. Go Green 101 - Business<br />Simple methods to reduce energy consumption<br />Reduce waste<br />Improve the bottom-line<br />Importance of local sourcing<br />Course is offered online<br />Final session is a seated class <br />Cost is $55<br />
  22. 22. Go Green 101 - Consumer<br />Sustainable Development<br />Simple methods to reduce energy consumption<br />Rethink wastefulness<br />Basic renewable energy solutions<br />Water harvesting solutions<br />Importance of local heritage<br />Course is hybrid seated/online<br />Cost is $55<br />
  23. 23. Back to the Basics<br />Moral Responsibility<br />Patriotic<br />Healthy<br />Economic Stability<br />
  24. 24. Avoid “Greenwashing”<br />Identify ways to enhance our people, our planet and our profits through education in sustainability<br />Offer courses that are truly “green” in terms of content<br />Educate the public on how they can contribute to the cause<br />Lead by example<br />
  25. 25. Final Thoughts<br />Education<br />Outreach through courses<br />Market Development and Enhancement<br />A healthier, more comfortable, community<br />Destination for “Green Business” and sustainable lifestyles<br />Leadership<br />Campus Image – Be a good example!<br />President’s Climate Challenge<br />Cultural and Social Impact<br />Stewardship<br />Reduce energy use<br />Reduce waste<br />Cost avoidance<br />