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  • Title: SBCC Center for Sustainability | Catalyst for a Sustainable Culture…
    Descriptive info: .. ABOUT.. Mission.. History.. Staff.. Partnership.. PROGRAMS.. SBCC.. Community Market.. Let’s Grow!.. One Planet.. Faculty Training.. Eco-Entrepreneurship.. Zero Waste.. CURRICULUM.. Student Courses.. Continuing Education.. CAMPUS EFFORTS.. Facilities.. SSC.. EVENTS.. Events.. Archive.. VIDEOS.. RESOURCES.. CONTACT.. Events Announcements.. Vote for Susan Epstein as Cox Conserves Hero and Let s Grow! wins!.. Please take a few seconds and vote online:.. http://www.. coxconservesheroes.. com/santa-barbara/vote.. aspx.. On the left side bar, select.. Santa Barbara.. as the location.. Click on.. Vote.. under the location.. under Susan s picture.. Susan.. read more.. Booksigning Evening Talk.. with Christopher Shein author of The Vegetable Gardener s Guide to Permaculture a fundraiser for proposed SBCC Permaculture Garden.. Sustainable Tourism for  ...   May 3 4, 2013.. Older posts.. programs.. SBCC COMMUNITY MARKET.. Creating community and promoting sustainable practices through a campus market.. READ MORE.. LET’S GROW!.. Connecting children to healthy food and the environment through school gardens.. FACULTY TRAINING.. Infusing sustainability into curriculum across campus.. ECO-ENTREPRENEURSHIP.. Teaching the skills to create fiscally, socially, and environmentally sustainable businesses.. ZERO WASTE.. Providing education and opportunity to move toward zero waste.. SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY.. contact us.. Adam K.. Green, PhD - Director.. office: (805) 965-0581 ext 2394.. email:.. green@sbcc.. edu.. Margie Bushman - Program Coordinator.. office: (805) 965-0581 ext.. 2177.. msbushman@sbcc.. Copyright Center for Sustainability 2011.. It's powered by WordPress.. Theme designed by Deise Ramirez..

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  • Title: Mission | SBCC Center for Sustainability
    Descriptive info: About Us.. As a society we face great challenges meeting the needs of our growing population while maintaining the health of our environment and working toward social and economic equality.. The Center is founded in the belief that these challenges are actually opportunities for a college with strong academic departments, passionate students, in a progressive community rich with expertise, namely SBCC.. Our Mission is to initiate and support sustainability on our campus, in our curriculum, and in our community.. We take advantage of every opportunity to involve students in achieving our mission so that we simultaneously design better systems and train students for a rapidly evolving future.. The concept of sustainability.. “meeting our needs without hindering the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”.. (Brundtland Commission 1997).. is truly interdisciplinary, requiring integration of the many academic disciplines, college departments, community organizations, and public offices.. As such, the pursuit of sustainability education will enrich our many existing offerings and add new opportunities for students to gain value added skills in the many emerging fields that are incorporating environmental and social responsibility.. One goal of this project is to incorporate ecological thinking into the many disciplines we offer on campus.. In doing so, we will be working toward solutions to our many challenges and teaching students how a holistic, integrated approach can not only incorporate environmental and social responsibility, but create economic success through increased efficiency, preservation of necessary ecosystem functions, greater ease of regulatory compliance, and creation of niches in an evolving market place.. ˆ top.. The Center for Sustainability is the continuation of a collaborative effort among Continuing Education led by Kris Power, several community organizations, The Environmental Studies program, the Student Sustainability Coalition, and several staff members of SBCC.. Education in environmental and social responsibility has long been a focus of SBCC and the surrounding community.. Several years ago the Student Sustainability Coalition was started by a few passionate students looking to make a positive change.. These students provided support to those at SBCC that were already working in this regard and together we accomplished a number of successful projects.. With the well documented challenges we face, growing student  ...   South Coast Permaculture Guild, and later co-founding the Santa Barbara Permaculture Network, an educational non-profit dedicated to permeating the community with knowledge about sustainability and permaculture.. A member of the Santa Barbara Environmental Education Coalition (SBEEC) Margie helped develop programs in collaboration with SBCC Adult Education and Santa Barbara City College Environmental Studies department.. For five years Margie was editor for the Santa Barbara edition of Hopedance Magazine, helping to build community through the media.. She serves on the Board of Quail Springs Learning Oasis Permaculture Farm, and helped convene the first Southern California Permaculture Convergence in August 2009.. Margie is on the official support Committee for the International Permaculture Convergences (IPC s), held most recently in Brazil, and next year in Malawi Africa.. Holder of 2 design certificates for Permaculture with Bill Mollison (1997) Geoff Lawton (2008).. Received a Permaculture Teacher s Certificate in 2001.. Let s Grow! Staff.. Trish Stone-Damen Program Manager.. tsdbythesea@gmail.. com.. A former biology teacher, Trish became increasingly interested in organic food production for her family’s well being and that of the community.. She returned to education (following a career in law) rekindled by volunteering with the School Gardens Program at her daughter’s school.. Ramsey Charles Cronk- Program Coordinator.. ramseycronk@gmail.. As a landscaper, Ramsey was inspired to focus on installing backyard food gardens and school gardens in Oakland, CA.. which then led him to the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems Apprenticeship program at UCSC.. Lauren Danner- Garden Educator/Manager (GEM) Coordinator.. Lauren.. SchoolGardens@gmail.. A traveling field biologist for almost a decade in Hawaii and the Channel Islands, Lauren found a connection to agriculture with the local food movement on the Central Coast.. She joined the team as a GEM in 2010 and is now excited to utilize her communications skills and love of team dynamics in her new role as Program Coordinator.. NikiAnne Feinberg- Consultant (Former Program Manager).. nikianne@gmail.. NikiAnne has chosen to make her home in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.. As a founding manager, NikiAnne s future involvement with the program will be to advise on program management and visioning as needed.. This section is under construction.. Theme designed by.. Deise Ramirez..

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  • Title: SBCC Community Market | SBCC Center for Sustainability
    Descriptive info: Programs.. SBCC Community Market.. The mission of the SBCC Community Market is to bring sustainable food and practices to the college.. This market provides local organic produce and a venue for local non-profits and other organizations to educate the campus community about their efforts.. The market is held on.. Thursdays from 11am-3pm on the west campus in front of the Luria Library.. The market now allows purchases with credit cards as well as cash.. Please bring a reusable bag.. Everyone is welcome to visit the market, but we ask those who are not students or staff to use  ...   need to purchase a parking pass.. The SBCC Community Market was created by students in the ENVS 200: Projects in Sustainability class, Spring 2011.. These students worked through the bureaucracy of the college, found the requisite insurance, recruited farmers, and publicized the market to the college.. The Center for Sustainability provided financial support and the Student Sustainability Coalition is now responsible for the logistical support.. We feature Farmer Direct Produce that sources from several local farmers to provide locally grown organic fruits and vegetables.. We collect 5% of sales to help offset the cost of insurance and permitting..

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  • Title: About Let’s Grow! | SBCC Center for Sustainability
    Descriptive info: About Let’s Grow!.. Let s Grow began as the School Gardens program which was generously funded by the Orfalea Foundation as part of their School Food Initiative from 2009-2013.. Since the program’s inception in 2009 we have installed or enhanced 35 school gardens in nine school districts in Santa Barbara County impacting 8,000 students each year.. Let’s Grow! is now an independent program offered through Santa Barbara City College Center for Sustainability.. Vote for Susan Epstein as Cox Conserves Hero and.. Let s Grow! wins!.. Susan Epstein was nominated for the Cox Conserves hero award because of her leadership as a Goleta School Board Member on environmental initiatives like eliminating pesticides in all ten schools of the district, transforming school meals from processed food to locally-sourced fresh produce and meals cooked from scratch, and advocacy for fiscally-responsible renewable energy.. When asked where the funding should go, Let s Grow! (formerly the School Gardens Program generously funded by the Orfalea Foundation) at SBCC seemed like a natural fit.. On the left side bar, select Santa Barbara as the location.. Click on Vote under the location.. Click on Vote under Susan s picture.. Thank you!.. The Let s Grow! Team.. Gardens in Schools.. Gardens connect students to the food they eat and the environment they live in, encouraging them to make healthy choices for their bodies and their world.. Gardens foster community by connecting students, teachers, school staff, parents, and volunteers.. Gardens bring education to life by providing a rich environment that inspires students and allows for the integration of multiple curriculum subjects as well as state science and common core standards.. Gardens provide an opportunity to teach responsibility, respect, and cooperation.. Participating Schools.. Blochman Union School District.. Benjamin Foxen - Blochman GEM Lisa.. Benjamin Foxen Elementary School.. Buellton Union School District.. Oak Valley.. Oak Valley Elementary School.. Carpinteria Unified School District.. 1st Grade students, Aliso Elementary School Carpinteria, 2010.. Canalino Elementary School.. Aliso Elementary School.. Summerland Elementary School.. Carpinteria Family School.. Goleta Union School District.. Foothill-Ashley.. Brandon Elementary School.. Ellwood School.. Goleta Family School.. Hollister School.. Isla Vista School.. Kellogg School.. La Patera School.. Mt.. View School.. El Camino School.. Foothill School.. Guadalupe Union School District.. Mary Buren Elementary School, Guadalupe School District, 2009.. Mary Buren Elementary School.. Lompoc Unified School District.. Trenton Pollari, Kindergartner, La Honda Elementary School, Lompoc, 2009.. La Honda Elementary School.. Hapgood Elementary School.. La Canada Elementary School.. Los Berros Elementary School.. Buena Vista Elementary School.. Fillmore Elementary School.. Miguelito Elementary School.. Los Olivos School District.. LO.. Los Olivos Elementary School.. Orcutt Unified School District.. Orcutt Academy - Casmalia-Diane.. Pinegrove Elementary School.. Orcutt Academy.. Olga Reed.. Santa Barbara Unified School District.. Ava Gosselin, an OAS 1st grader, enjoys sorrel in the garden.. September 2010.. Adams Elementary School.. Adelante Charter School.. Cleveland Elementary School.. Franklin Elementary School.. Harding University Partnership School.. Monroe Elementary School.. Open Alternative School.. Let’s Grow! Team.. Adam Green.. Co-Director.. adamkgreen@gmail.. Trish Stone-Damen.. Lauren Danner.. Program Coordinator.. NikiAnne Feinberg.. Former (Founding) Program Manager.. Consultant.. Ramsey Charles Cronk.. Alexis Schoppe.. agschoppe@gmail.. Alexis is transitioning to full time motherhood.. She will continue to follow the progress of the program through her husband Ramsey, who is the Installation Coordinator, and she will assist in conducting annual GEM evaluations.. Carlos Bardales.. Garden Educator Franklin Elementary School and Adelante Charter School (SBUSD).. bardales88@gmail.. As a team leader in the AOK program, Carlos discovered how much he enjoyed working with elementary school children and is now excited to share his knowledge and love of nature, art, cultures, dance, and music in the garden.. Ashley Borman.. Garden Educator Goleta Family School, Foothill Elementary School (GUSD).. borman.. ashley@gmail.. Ashley’s interest in slow food and organic gardening led her to WOOF on a biodynamic homestead in France and later develop a gardening program from the ground up at Girls Inc.. in Santa Barbara.. Diane Brand.. Garden Educator Orcutt Academy Charter School (OUSD).. dlbrand@gmail.. Diane holds a BS in Natural Resource Management/Environmental Science, and is a veteran substitute teacher in the Orcutt Union School District, where her children attended.. Jana Brody.. Garden Educator Brandon, La Patera, and El Camino (GUSD).. janabrody44@gmail.. Jana combines her love of good food and nutrition, as well as art and science to challenge and inspire creative young minds to become healthy individuals; and in time healthy adults and parents.. Shelby Wild-Brown.. Garden Educator – Fillmore Elementary School and Buena Vista Elementary School (LUSD).. shelbywild7@gmail.. Born and raised in Lompoc, Shelby feels at home working as a GEM at the very school where her children now attend.. Shelby has worked as an AmeriCorps English tutor for at-risk youth and an Instructional Aide in LUSD, and is ready to bring her love for gardening and the outdoors to a broader range of children.. Kathi DiPeri.. Garden Educator Mary Buren (GUSD) and Los Berros (LUSD).. krdiperi@gmail.. Kathi brings years of experience and a love for organic farming, environmental education, and working with children to the fabulous garden programs at Mary Buren and Los Berros Elementary Schools in Guadalupe and Lompoc.. Colleen Guerrero.. Garden Educator – Pine Grove School (OUSD).. iccolleen@gmail.. A lifetime love of the seasons, soil and plants influenced Colleen to earn a degree in Agricultural Management from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.. Colleen looks forward to connecting the next generation with their food and Mother Earth.. Lisa Wickenden Harris.. Garden Educator Benjamin Foxen School (BUSD).. Lisa.. Wickenden.. Harris@gmail.. Lisa’s own children attend school at Benjamin Foxen which led her to became interested in the school garden as a tool to educate students about the food they eat and their environment.. Jesse Hersh.. Garden Educator Hollister and Mt.. View School (GUSD).. jessenoah@gmail.. Before completing his M.. S.. in environmental education at Southern Oregon University,  ...   including biology, environmental studies, environmental horticulture, nutrition, film, and art.. We look forward to involving more volunteers to assist with special projects in the areas of garden enhancement and garden maintenance, as well as assisting with garden lessons with the students.. Volunteering is also an excellent way to learn, from the ground up, about the program should you have interest in a Garden Educator Manager position in the future.. To Get Involved As A Volunteer:.. Please send an email to Trish Stone-Damen stating: 1) contact information, 2) current college (if applicable); 3) desired site (see list of schools); and 4) preferred volunteer schedule, e.. g.. one time or regular schedule.. Please note that all volunteers must be fingerprinted, obtain proof of a clear TB test, and be approved by the program before volunteering.. To Get Involved As A Garden Educator Manager:.. Please send an email to Lauren Danner with the following: 1) current resume, 2) cover letter); 3) 3 references (contact information).. Please note that all Garden Educators must be fingerprinted, obtain proof of a clear TB test, and be approved by the program before working.. Donate.. The measure of life is not its duration, but its donation.. Thanks to the generous support of the Orfalea Foundation and other community donors, our program has created inclusive garden programs in 35 schools in nine school districts throughout the county in just 4 years impacting 8,000 students.. For these school gardens to continue into the future, they need your help.. How you can help ….. Become a Lets’ Grow! supporter by making a one-time or monthly donation to our program.. A donation of:.. $25 buys a school a bed’s worth of seeds or plant starts.. $50 buys a school worm bin.. $100 buys a school garden 4 organic fruit trees.. $500 buys a school garden a set of garden-based text books linked to their curriculum standards.. $2000 funds the school garden educator’s salary for two months.. $2000 buys a school a greenhouse.. Collectively, individual actions create global change.. Your actions, your voice, and your choices, all have a huge impact.. Thank you for your generosity and for growing a hopeful future for our next generation.. To make a financial contribution:.. Send a check payable to: “The Foundation for SBCC” with a notation earmarking it for “Let’s Grow!” to:.. The Foundation for SBCC.. 721 Cliff Drive.. Santa Barbara, CA 93109.. If you wish for the money to go to a specific school or school district, please note that as well.. Click here for a list of our participating schools and districts.. The Foundation for SBCC is a 501(c)(3) organization.. TAX ID # is 95-03234551.. Gifts to the Foundation for SBCC are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.. In-Kind Support.. Let’s Grow! welcomes your personal garden related services, expertise and products.. To discuss how you can help, please contact Trish Stone-Damen at.. With Gratitude.. “No person was ever honored for what he received.. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.. ”.. We honor all of the individuals, businesses, and organizations who have contributed to the success of Let’s Grow! Our school gardens are becoming sustainable thanks to the generous contributions of materials, time and financial support.. Our Community Supporters Include:.. All Around Irrigation ~ Commission Junction ~ AGIA ~ Plow to Porch ~ Las Palmalitas ~ Crush Cakes ~ Maximum Nursery ~ Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf ~ Johnson Ohana Foundation All at Once Campaign ~ Isla Vista Food Co-op ~ Island Seed and Feed ~ Healing Grounds Nursery ~ Tom Shepherd and Shepherd Farms ~ CA Ag In the Classroom ~ La Huerta Garden -Santa Barbara Mission ~ SB County Schools Service Learning Initiative ~ Fairview Gardens ~ Art from Scrap ~ California School Garden Network ~ National Gardening Association ~ Western Plant Health Association ~ Disability Resource Center ~ Mac Brown Construction ~ Curtis Mulder ~ SBCEO Partners in Education ~ Prudential California Real Estate ~ Rotary Club ç~ Blosser Urban Garden ~ Network for a Healthy California, SB County Public Health Department ~ Americorps ~ After School Education and Safety (ASES) Program ~ West Campus Stables ~ SB Permaculture Guild ~ UCSC LifeLab ~ Carpinteria Boy Scouts ~ Carpinteria Brownie Troop ~ Rotary Club ~ Carpinteria HS Ag Department ~ Home Depot ~ Lompoc Valley in Bloom ~ Carpinteria Valley Lumber ~ Santa Barbara Sand and Soil ~ Norman Beard Nursery ~Bagel Café ~ Village Farmers Market ~ Sun Grow ~ Full of Life Flatbread Pizza ~ Bell Street Farms ~ Quackenbush Café~ Santa Barbara Beautiful ~Whole Foods Market~ Bragg ~ B B Foundation ~Beale Family ~ Daniel Katz/Maggie Lear ~ Ellwood Canyon Farms ~ Chi State Life Foundation ~ Jeffrey and Carol Bloom ~ Santa Barbara Natural History Museum ~ Panera Bread ~ Santa Barbara County Farm Bureau ~ California Women for Agriculture ~ Goleta 4H Club ~ Santa Ynez Valley Botanical Garden ~ Buellton Rotary ~ Buellton Senior Center ~ Los Alamos Senior Center ~ Veggie Rescue ~ Fresh Easy ~ Seeds of Change ~ Suncoast Nursery ~ Red Barn Nursery ~ Valley Rock ~ San Marco Growers ~ Native Sons ~ Forever Stoked ~ Sedgewick Preserve ~ Yes Yes Nursery ~ New Frontiers Natural Marketplace ~ Cate School students ~ Los Alamos C Gallery ~ Avalon Farms ~ Joyce Azevedo ~Monica Berger ~Ginger Brody ~ Elizabeth Chapman ~Jeffrey Choo ~Lauren Danner ~Steven Fox ~Tara Guillemin ~Cyndy Halverson ~Linnea Hemenez ~Debra Hood ~Lisa Hoose ~Jeni Hurnblad ~Hamlet Inn ~Marcy Jacobs ~Greta Kanne ~Rick Lee ~Carrie Mergenov ~Sam Julie Moore ~ Anne Palmer ~ Rhiannon Parisse ~Kate Shaun Porter ~Gloria Putnam ~Jeff Scarano~ Pauline Scarano ~ Stephen Scarano ~ Vincent and Josephine Scarano ~ Tama Takahashi ~Ed Debbie Weeks..

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  • Title: One Planet – Faculty Training | SBCC Center for Sustainability
    Descriptive info: One Planet Faculty Training.. With generous support from Merryl Brown and the Weiss Foundation, we are helping faculty infuse sustainability into their existing curriculum.. The growing concern of our students for the state of the world provides ample motivation and creates numerous opportunities to infuse relevant and stimulating material into our courses.. The.. One Planet Faculty Fellows Program.. is based on the belief that community transformation can begin in the classroom, a space where students and faculty can historically and philosophically examine traditional and alternative ways of being, living, and understanding in every discipline.. This program brings together faculty from across campus to develop curriculum that directly examines how their discipline interacts with environmental and social issues and how their curriculum can be part  ...   role to play in turning these challenges into opportunities.. Each faculty member works to find a way to bring these complex issues into their course(s).. At the completion of the program faculty meet, share some food, and discuss their successes and challenges.. We have found that this program not only creates engaging course work for students it also provides a rare opportunity for faculty to get together and discuss pedagogy and pressing global and academic concerns.. Faculty Fellows are also provided scholarships and encouraged to participate in targeted activities (i.. e.. , symposiums, lectures, community outreach events, social gatherings, etc.. ) that support dialogue and avenues for positive environmental and social change.. Questions related to One Planet can be directed to Adam Green at..

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  • Title: Eco-Entrepreneurship | SBCC Center for Sustainability
    Descriptive info: Our goal is to create a model Eco-Entrepreneur Program that will be unique among two year and four year colleges.. The interdisciplinary program will build on existing courses in the sciences, sustainability, entrepreneurship and business and create new courses based in part on the principles of the.. Zero Emissions Research Initiative.. (ZERI).. and.. The Blue Economy: 10 years; 100 Innovations; 100 Million Jobs.. Providing Students with the Skills to.. Create New Jobs.. for a New Economy.. The concept of the “green” job suffers from at times either too narrow a focus or too lax criteria.. The current environmental and social crises were created by a disconnect between our economy and the environment and people upon which our economy depends.. A new economy must include far more than renewable energy and organic farming.. The extent of the challenge means business models must be eco-literate and socially-just by design.. Fortunately, we have examples of successful businesses that protect ecosystem function, prioritize the well-being of their workforce, and create profit.. We wish to use the impetus of this challenge and these successful examples to.. create opportunity for entrepreneurs to simultaneously develop viable businesses and regenerate environmental and social systems.. “Chance favors the prepared mind.. ”- Louis Pasteur.. Four billion years of evolution has created natural systems of consumption that create no waste and are powered by renewable energy.. A foundation in ecology and basic science will provide students the tools to mine the wisdom of ecosystems.. The coffee industry illustrates this point.. From beans to brewing there is 99.. 8% waste.. It turns out that coffee “waste” is the.. ideal.. substrate for cultivating the second most widely traded commodity in the world—mushrooms..  ...   of what is needed and possible in a new economy.. Sustainable designers such as Geoff Lawton, Art Ludwig, and Brad Lancaster showed us how we can work with nature and through a more holistic approach create systems that provide a high quality of life while regenerating ecosystem function.. Tyrone Hayes and Vandana Shiva made it clear that business as usual will degrade both environmental and social systems.. We are not just trying to green up existing careers, or train students to enter traditional “green” jobs, we have to go further and create the opportunity for students to develop entirely new niches in the economy and workforce.. A perfect example of this comes from Janet Unruh whose careful research showed a dire need for an entire industry focused on dismantling products to recycle and reclaim rare and valuable resources from our product lines.. If we don’t do this we will run out of materials such as rare earth elements and that will shut down entire product lines.. What this means to us is that not only are there new businesses to create, but entire new sectors of the economy.. The ultimate goal of the SBCC Eco-Entrepreneur Program will be to produce graduates that combine a foundation in science, ecological literacy, and entrepreneurial skills with an inspired and broad view of what sustainable business systems can be; and for these students to leave the college with a critically reviewed business plan.. Currently, Eco-Entrepreneur Programs exist only on the graduate level.. SBCC can provide a one year certificate program that is affordable, accessible to incoming high school and current SBCC students as well as people with degrees or already engaged in business..

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  • Title: Zero Waste and Awareness Program Description | SBCC Center for Sustainability
    Descriptive info: Zero Waste and Awareness Program Description.. Addressing our waste stream can simultaneously decrease costs and environmental impacts.. Hauling trash costs 4-5 times more per ton compared to hauling recycling or food scraps for composting.. Recycling decreases overall energy and water use and saves valuable resources.. Food scraps buried in the landfill decompose and release methane gas that is 21-23 times more potent as a green house gas than CO2.. By diverting food scraps to composting we decrease this impact on climate change and create a valuable soil amendment used by agriculture and landscaping that returns valuable nutrients to the soil and conserves water.. SBCC’s Zero Waste and Awareness Program is designed to reduce waste and maximize re-use and recycling practices by providing greater opportunities for participation and education.. By focusing on our waste stream we address resource use and sources of pollution in our sensitive coastal environment.. The program has a five-pronged approach:.. Reduce.. Re-use.. Recycle.. Proper disposal of hazardous materials.. Educate.. The program aims to increase awareness by:.. Reducing unnecessary materials that become waste by implementing and expanding environmentally preferable purchasing practices;.. Increasing re-use of material on campus.. (e.. furniture).. Improving the existing recycling program to achieve 80% overall diversion of campus waste by 2012, matching the goals set by the City of Santa Barbara.. Collecting pre-consumer and post-consumer food scraps for composting.. Increasing proper disposal of hazardous waste including batteries and e-waste.. Educating and demonstrating the importance of reducing waste, re-using materials and recycling as a “living laboratory” for our students and community.. The Zero Waste and Awareness Program is implemented by the Center for Sustainability, campus Facilities and Operations, including Food Services and Purchasing with funding from the.. James S.. Bower Foundation.. and in partnership with the City of Santa Barbara.. What can be recycled?.. All blue office recycling bins are emptied into larger campus recycling dumpsters, so whatever is acceptable in the dumpster is acceptable in the blue office bins (within reasonable size).. All recyclables can be mixed together in the container.. Please do not place anything in bags.. Dump your loose recycling in the container and either keep your plastic or paper bag or put it in the recycling dumpster.. Please flatten cardboard boxes.. Plastic food or beverage containers must be rinsed and free of food or liquid.. Removing lids and rinsing containers is recommended  ...   Santa Barbara Pilot Foodscrap Recycling and Recovery Program.. Foodscraps and compostable paper generated by business and residences accounts for 20,000 tons of waste annually in the City of Santa Barbara.. This represents 27% of all franchised trash currently disposed of in Tajiguas landfill.. When foodscraps, greenwaste, and other organic materials are buried in landfills, they decompose anaerobically and contribute to climate change and air pollution by producing methane (CH4) and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).. Landfills account for 34% of total methane generation in the United States representing the largest source of human produced methane.. Methane is 21-23 times more efficient at trapping heat than carbon dioxide (CO2), and is thus a significant contributor to climate change.. Compost produces only a fraction of the greenhouse gases (GHGs) compared to landfilling organic material.. Composting is a cost effective way to mitigate these impacts, while simultaneously producing a nutrient laden amendment critical to healthy soil.. The City of Santa Barbara.. has taken substantial steps towards implementing a citywide composting program with the launch of the pilot.. Foodscrap Recycling and Recovery Program.. in April 2007.. This pilot has gathered both crucial operational data and substantial community interest in the last ten months.. So far, 250,000 pounds of food has been collected from 11 participants and commercially composted by Engel and Gray, Inc.. of Santa Maria.. This program represents the first of its kind on the South Coast, and one of fifty municipal programs in the country.. A diverse range of businesses are included in the pilot, varying in size from Coffee Cat coffee shop (75 lbs daily) to Santa Barbara City College (nearly 350 lbs daily).. The other businesses currently participating in the collection program are Harding School, Cottage Hospital, The Berry Man, Aldos Italian, Santa Barbara Zoo, Pete’s Coffee (Uptown), Sojourner Restaurant, Trattoria Vittoria, Mesa Produce, and Peabody Charter School.. This represents a large cross section of the foodscrap-generating business community.. The success of the pilot indicates that a commercial collection program is logistically feasible and can help to achieve 70% and higher diversion goals.. Themelis, Nickolas J.. Ulloa, Priscilla A.. Methane generation in landfills.. Renewable Energy, Volume 32, Issue 7, June 2007, Pages 1243-1257.. Fitzgerald, Garrett.. Parra, Maria.. Ramel, Alex.. An Analysis of the Issues Involved in Landfill Gas Recovery Rates.. ICLEI.. 2007.. United Nations Environment Programme.. Climate Change 2001:.. Technical summary..

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  • Title: Student Courses | SBCC Center for Sustainability
    Descriptive info: Curriculum.. We are implementing specific courses that educate students in sustainable theory and practice and provide the necessary skills to create positive change.. Prime examples include:.. ENVS 200: Projects in Sustainability.. , a course that asks students to work in groups to develop and implement projects that make the campus or community more sustainable.. EH 109: Permaculture Design.. , Application of ecological and environmental principles to designing human systems that are locally sustainable and require reduced inputs.. The successful student receives Permaculture Design certification, recognized worldwide..

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  • Title: Facilities | SBCC Center for Sustainability
    Descriptive info: Campus Efforts.. Energy.. The most cost effective and sustainable approach to energy is increased efficiency.. The following measures will all decrease our environmental impact, demand on finite resources, and costs.. SBCC has also purchased renewable enrgy systems to further offset our use of fossil fuels.. Lighting and Lighting Controls.. Phase 1, 2 3 – Upgrade existing fixtures from T-12 to T-8, install controls, replace incandescent fixtures and replace appropriate EXIT signs in all buildings on Main Campus, Schott Center and Wake Center.. La Playa Stadium Lighting – Upgrade stadium lighting to improve energy efficiency and minimize spill light and glare.. Chiller Retrofits.. – Campus wide project to replace existing units showing declining performance and poor efficiency.. Existing units were all at the end of their expected life time and replacement would improve energy efficiency and lower electricity costs for the District.. Additionally, project improved system capacity and lowered O M expenditures.. Locations include:.. Humanities – replace existing unit with 125 ton Trane chiller.. Occupational Education – replace existing until with new Trane 40 ton chiller.. Student Services (2) – replace 36 ton units with new comparable Trane units.. InterdisciplinaryCenter– replace existing 25 ton unit with comparable Trane unit.. AdministrationBuilding– replace existing unit with new 90 ton McQuay chiller..  ...   dark roof surface with a whte surface designed to reflect heat and decrease.. SBCC installed a 235 kW solar array over the west parking lots.. This system will simultaneously generate solar power, shade cars, and decrease the heat island effect associated with dark surfaces like asphalt.. In addition this system will save the college millions of dollars over its lifetime and show students that SBCC understands the challenges of peaking energy supplies, climate change, and environmental degredation, and is working to do its part to remedy these issues and create opportunities for students to learn new ways of operating.. You can click.. here.. to see how the array is operating in real time.. Also, see the.. Youtube video.. on how it was constructed.. Landscaping.. The Environmental Horticulture program has contributed to the landscaping of the campus by using the campus as a living laboratory.. Rather than use traditional landscapes that require constant maintenance, irrigation, and provide little habitat, the Ecological Restoration classes have restored native coastal sage scrub near the Life Fitness Center.. This simultaneously provided a real world project for students, created a beautiful landscape for the campus, gave biology faculty a location to observe native species, and restored an endangered native habitat.. Waste.. See the.. program page..

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  • Title: Events | SBCC Center for Sustainability
    Descriptive info: Bioneers Conference 2012.. with Bill McKibben, Sandra Steingraber Bioneers co-founder Kenny Ausubel.. Date: Sunday, March 17, 2013,.. Leading by Example in Sustainability.. The UMass Amherst Permaculture Initiative.. with Ryan Harb.. Recipient.. Visions of a 21st Century Food System.. With Seattle City Councilmember Richard Conlin.. Chikukwa, Then Now.. with Julious Piti.. from the Chikukwa Ecological Land Use Community Trust (CELUCT) Zimbabwe, Africa.. The Future of Money:.. Creating Sustainability Abundance with Complementary Currencies with Bernard Lietaer.. Permaculture Design Course.. with Toby Hemenway.. The Permaculture Design Course is over 6 weekends from May to October, starting May 26th.. Please.. for International Development.. Quail Springs First Annual Permaculture Design Course for International Development June 18-July1, 2012.. Early.. School Gardens on KCOY.. A partnership between the Orfalea Fund  ...   in the morning?.. From the biomass harvested at the farm in Colombia.. Someplace With a Mountain.. Someplace with a Mountain.. from.. STEVE GOODALL.. on.. Vimeo.. Visit their.. Green For All.. The next American Economy with Van Jones.. Saturday, October 29, 2011 7:00pm 8:30pm at Marjorie Luke Theater 721 E.. Cota St.. , Santa Barbara $10.. 00 Students / 20.. 00 General.. Edible Forest Gardens.. Evening Talk with Dave Jacke.. Monday, October 10, 2011.. 7:30pm 9:00pm at.. Fe Bland Forum, SBCC West Campus, 721 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara.. $15.. 00 garden.. The Lexicon of Sustainability Exhibit.. comes to SBCC!.. Join us at the SOL Food Festival on October 1, at Vera Cruz Park in downtown Santa Barbara, and outside on the SBCC West Campus..

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  • Title: Archive | SBCC Center for Sustainability
    Descriptive info: The Vegetable Gardener s Guide to Permaculture.. Ryan Harb.. Chikukwa, Then Now with Julious Piti.. The Future of Money.. Permaculture Design Course with Toby Hemenway.. Permaculture Design for International Development.. Precautionary Principle..

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