January 14, 2014 UPDATE:
We are still working toward a start date and have most of the pieces in place. The biodigester tour brought us all back to the table and the final details are being worked out. Look for more information to come soon!!
I’m happy to report that American River College will begin pre- and post-consumer composting in the Student Center Food Court with plans to begin over in our Fine & Applied Art’s Hospitality Management program as well! It’s our hope that this new service will be up and running during this coming semester.
In preparation for this step, Aramark has moved into their new building and left all the Styrofoam containers in the Portable Village. What this means is that just about everything that comes out of there can either be recycled or composted. This effort will go a long way in helping us meet the regulations mandated by California Assembly Bill 341 which requires us to have a 75% diversion from land fills by 2020.
WE NEED YOU!
Attached you will find signage that will be going up. During the first week or so, we would like to have volunteers spend their lunch break helping students & staff to understand what can go into each of the bins—your help will go a long way in educating everyone of this important change. If you are interested in spending your lunch hour answering questions about trash, please feel free to hit the REPLY button and let us know!
I’d also like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that we currently recycle:
- CFL lightbulbs
- Toner cartridges from ink jet & laser printers / office copiers / etc…
So bring those in to Printing Services and drop them off at our counter instead of putting them in the mail or worse, in to the trash. Thanks for your time.
Thursday, April 18
12:15pm – 1:15pm
Location: Raef Hall 160
Facilitator: Robert Christopherson
Author and teacher Robert Christopherson highlights the latest global climate change science from the pages of his best-selling physical geography texts, including the dramatic changes underway in the Polar Regions. See recent photos and observations from expeditions with Christopherson and his nature-photographer wife, Bobbe, who have completed twelve trips to the Arctic and Antarctic regions 2003.
The scientific consensus on human-caused climate change, the latest information from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and other scientific reports—weather anomalies and increasing tornadoes and hurricane intensity, ocean freshening and ocean acidification, the relation of climate change and record western wildfires, losses to the Colorado River, the Greenland and Antarctic meltdowns, the 2012 record-low sea-ice extent in the Arctic, and the latest 2013 data on atmospheric carbon dioxide (and more!) highlight his illustrated talk.