Renewable Energy & Sustainability Overview
Being GreenBy Ted May, Academic Dean for General Studies
During the last five years, the word ‘green’ has taken on different connotations from just a color. The word has come to suggest ways that we can live our lives in ways that minimize our impacts on our economy, society and the broader environment.
WITC has made a commitment to incorporate economic, social and environmental sustainability into its programs and how we operate the college. Where appropriate programming is adjusted to incorporate these concepts and skills.
Some WITC faculty are investigating strategies for incorporating green or sustainability concepts into their programs. We have courses, some in Continuing Education, where students learn how to service geothermal heating and cooling systems, part of the HVAC/R program, install solar or photovoltaic systems, and other still-evolving skills.
We invite you to see how we have incorporated renewable energy and sustainability concepts into our operation in a way that improves the efficiency of our campuses. We are confident that these examples will give you a good idea of what sustainability means at WITC.