BCC's Green Team coordinates efforts to reduce the College's carbon footprint, maintain sustainable practices, seek funding to carry out initiatives, and coordinate these efforts with other colleges and institutions. Green Team members include faculty, staff, students, and some members of the community. The Green Team meets monthly, and all are welcome to join! For more information, contact Laura Saldarini, BCC Green Team Chair.
At the 2018 annual Green Team FORUM, the Green Team was honored to receive the Alan Silverstein & Laura Dubester Award for Community Environmental Leadership through the Center for EcoTechnolog (CET). According to the CET website, this annual award is presented "to a local citizen who is working in his or her community to benefit the local environment — with a focus on reducing the harmful impacts humans can have on the environment — and the positive steps people can take at home, work and in their communities that help protect the environment, improve public health and build community."
Berkshire Community College has a goal of Zero Waste by the year 2020. This involves long-term planning of campus activities, practices and policies which reduce the amount of waste materials going into the landfill. One of the ways we measure our progress is by participating in the annual Recyclemania contest, through which we've calculated that our current waste diversion rate is 81%. This means about four-fifths of our waste is being diverted from trash through re-use, recycling, and composting. With everyone's help, we could be the first college to no longer use large trash dumpsters!
Your participation is essential in helping the College reach this goal. For waste reduction tips, visit The Center for EcoTechnology.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
BCC Main Campus
Each spring the BCC community is excited to get outside and bring our Main campus back to life after another long winter! Our facilities folks lead the charge and provide rakes, shovels, gloves and encouragement. Thank you to all who participated this year! Take a look at some photos here
2018 Berkshire Earth Expo: Environmental Action Fair
Saturday, April 21, 2018
The Green Team is proud to support this Berkshire Environmental Action Team (BEAT) event. Come to learn from experts, play, experiment, talk to your neighbors about what they’re doing, enjoy performances, and get inspired.
Green Team Forum & Mini Fair
Thursday, April 26, 2018, 12:15 p.m.
Koussevitzky Arts Center, K-111
Thank you to all who joined us for the Green Team's second annual FORUM! (View photos from the 2018 event!)