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Cevallos: A call for action on climate change

Media Coverage

One only needs to follow the news to see that the devastating impacts of climate change that scientists have been warning about for decades are now on our doorstep.

The past six months have seen raging fires swallow an entire community in California, Hurricane Florenceinundate North Carolina with three feet of rain, and disruptions to the polar vortex cause temperatures to plummet dangerously low in the Midwest. Outside of the United States, climate change is causing food shortages and creating refugees in many of the poorest nations on earth, which have contributed almost nothing to the problem.

  • Climate Leadership
  • Commitments
  • Cross Sector Partnerships

Delta College sustainability honored

Media Coverage

Delta College’s activities demonstrating its commitment to sustainability are being recognized at a national level.

Second Nature, a nonprofit public benefit corporation that works to accelerate climate action throughout higher education, and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) have named Delta the winner of the ninth annual 2018 Higher Education Climate Leadership Award for two-year institutions.

  • Climate Leadership
  • Recognition

2019 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit

Event

The 2019 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit will be held in partnership with the Intentional Endowments Network on February 10-12, 2019 at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel in Tempe, Arizona. Visit […]

  • Campus Leadership
  • Recognition

UC3 The State University of New York: SUNY on the Renewable Energy Frontier

Blog Post

The University Climate Change Coalition (UC3) is an ensemble of research universities that are venturing outside their campuses to connect with local businesses, governments, and communities to accelerate the transition […]

  • Climate Leadership
  • Cross Sector Partnerships
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Renewable Energy

Water Filling Stations

Campus Snapshot

Urban heat island effect is a major issue in metropolitan Phoenix, and South Mountain Community College’s (SMCC) campus is no exception. With temperatures in excess of 100 degrees Fahrenheit well into the Fall semester and at the end of Spring semester, students are regularly exposed to extreme heat conditions. Therefore, SMCC decided to focus mitigation efforts on one area of campus by installing a water filling station (a drinking fountain with a water bottle filling option).

  • Resilience

Water Cistern Installations

Campus Snapshot

California State University Northridge (CSUN) installed a 850 gallon water cistern during the summer of 2018 at the Chicano House on campus. The water captured in this cistern will supplement irrigation water used at the Chicano House’s food and medicine garden. The cistern also offers the opportunity for campus and the surrounding community to learn about water conservation, water rights and privatization of water, environmental and social justice, and food gardening.

  • Campus Leadership
  • Resilience

Campus Tree Planting

Campus Snapshot

In order to engage the community in resilience assessment and future planning steps, California State University, Northridge implemented a demonstration-scale tree planting on campus. Students and community members
participated in the tree planting, which was held during the annual Earth Fair on campus. The volunteers planted 26 trees. Trees provide increased canopy coverage, which aides in decreasing the urban heat island effect.

  • Cross Sector Partnerships
  • Resilience

Stormwater Management

Campus Snapshot

The Sandy River Basin Watershed Council (SRBWC) is a collaborative natural systems stewardship organization located on the Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) campus. SRBWC has been partnering with MHCC to work toward a large-scale stormwater retrofit at a number of sites on campus. Goals of the retrofit include sustainable stormwater management, improving water quality, and improving salmon habitat at local creeks.

  • Cross Sector Partnerships
  • Partnerships
  • Resilience