TNCC Launches Think Green… Recycle Campaign

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Thomas Nelson Community College is launching a major campaign to raise awareness about the importance of recycling on our campuses. Called  Think Green… Recycle, the campaign strives to reduce the amount of waste the College produces by increasing the amount of material TNCC recycles. The goal is to help conserve the environment.

The effort seeks participation from students, faculty, staff and administrators alike with everyone using the large blue bins that have been placed throughout campus for recyclable items ? newspapers, magazines, steel/tin and aluminum cans, unwanted mail, phone books, books, cardboard, plastic and glass bottles. Desk side recycle containers are also available for office areas upon requests to the College’s Night Operations Manager Jerry Golden.

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TNCC Receives Environmentally Friendly Building Grant

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Thomas Nelson Community College Workforce Development has been awarded a $14,950 Institute of Excellence grant from the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) for a Green Building and Reconstruction demonstration project. Funds will be used to create and modify construction modules from curriculum approved by the National Association of Homebuilders (NAH) that promotes environmental sustainability and energy conservation efforts. A portion of the grant will fund an environmental forum with the support of the Virginia Tech Extension Service.

“With this award, the college can initiate development of a full array of Green Construction workforce development offerings in response to community requests, especially on the Upper Peninsula,” said Dr. Denise Siegfeldt, Director of Continuing and Professional Education.

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