quinebaug valley community college

Sustainability

Climate Action PlanSecondNature_Carbon_Blue

In April 2016, QVCC adopted a Climate Action Plan (CAP) which was prepared by a group of faculty, staff, and students in conjunction with the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment guidelines (now Second Nature).  The plan is focused on two overarching goals:
–  To integrate concepts of sustainability throughout the curriculum; and
–  To become a climate-neutral College by the year 2050.

The full text of the CAP can be found at the following link: QVCC Climate Action Plan.

2016 – President’s Climate Commitment Progress Report can be found here.

6/2017 – Press Release: QVCC Joins Coalition to Declare Support of Climate Action

6/2017 – The full text of Coalition Statement and signatories can be found at the following link: We Are Still In


Climate and Energy Shed

The Science Department is in the process of building and outfitting a climate and energy lab to be located in a small building behind the east wing of the College.  This building has recently been equipped with instrumentation to monitor weather conditions which will allow students to explore issues such as climate change and alternative energy issues.  The picture shows the shed in the spring of 2016 prior to installation of the equipment.