MCC Sustainability Advisory Committee

What's New...

2019/10/28 — A free Sustainability Best Practices workshop will be held Monday, November 4, 8:00 AM-12:30 PM, at Moloney Hall on the University of Massachusetts, Lowell campus. There is no fee for the workshop, but registration is required. The focus is on sustainability experiences in the Massachusetts higher education system. Students are encouraged to participate. To register, and for much more information, please follow this link.

2019/10/23 — On November 2, at 3:00 PM in the MCC Concert Hall, Bedford, the MCC World of Music series will present a concert entitled Environmental Issues Reflected by Music. The concert, featuring MCC music faculty members Robert Bekker, (guitar), Orlando Cela (flute), Carmen Rodríguez-Peralta (piano) and Anna Ward (soprano) is presented in conjunction with the Fall 2019 IDS Weekend, Navigating Climate Change. For more information, go to the MCC World of Music web page.

2019/09/30 (from the MCC NewsCaster) — ​There are still a few seats left for the IDS 105-30 (CRN 15905) weekend course, Navigating Climate Change: Hope, Action, Solidarity, which includes a film screening of a new short documentary, Lost World, and discussion with Cambodian American Director Kalyanee Mam, on her award-winning film advocating for environmental sustainability. A flyer for the course may be found here.

2019/09/21 — Water Bottle Filling Station Update. Approval has been given for the installation of a water bottle filling station in South Academic Building on the Bedford campus. No ETA for the station was given. The goal of the project is to have at least one such station in each MCC building on both campuses. See the 2017/10/07 note below for a picture, in case you've never come across one. (added 2019/10/23 — a station is now installed in South Academic.)

2019/06/04 (updated 2019/06/06) — Community Garden ApplicationCome Garden with us this summer!

It's that time of year again, when we begin our growing season in the Middlesex Community College Community Garden!

Applications due by Monday, June 17th.

The application is for a 2' x 8' plot within our Community Garden, and will be reviewed by the MCC Sustainability Advisory Committee. To help us make improvements to our garden and offset costs, there is a $25.00 fee, payable in the Student Accounts Office (Bedford Campus, Building 8, Campus Center, Rm 225).

Plots are assigned on first come, first served basis, and will be designated as soon as your application is processed. This plot assignment will then be emailed to you.

There will be a garden prep event and plots will be available for planting starting on Friday, June 7th after 1:00pm. If you would like to assist in preparing the garden, please join us!

In our garden, we do not use any pesticides or chemicals, so we ask that you do not bring them to use within your own plot.

The application for your plot may be found here.

2018/10/29Thanks to Sustainability Committee member, and librarian extraordinaire (which simply means she's a librarian) Kim Money Priddy, we present a link to a site which gives basic operating information and data about the geothermal system operating in Trustee's House in Bedford. Follow this link: Faculty may find this site a useful source of real-life datasets for use in classes.

MCC is continuing to install water bottle filling stations. The initial goal is to install one such station in each MCC building. So bring a reusable water bottle to campus to fill and you'll never need to use up another plastic cup again. A picture of a station can be seen with a click here.

2015/04/09 — MCC Earth Day Photo Contest.
Show the College and the world how you practice sustainable habits on campus, and win a prize. Take a "sustainable selfie" of yourself (and others) and submit it to the Sustainable MCC Facebook site. The photos with the most likes will win prizes. Complete details and contest rules are available here: Contest Details and Information Link

Sustainability Newsletter 2014


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