Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Green California Community College Summit

The Green California Colleges Summit is a Green Technology event, it took place on October 12 and 13 and prior to the start of the event, there were pre-summit classes on October 11. The summit had seminars, showcases and an exposition and on October 12 there was a Green Leadership awards reception and ceremony.

This Summit was focused on everything from green building and energy efficiency to the products and services that new green facilities will need. It also encompassed green job training, specifically the needs of industry and the challenges of developing curriculums that meet these needs.

At this summit attendees also met with leaders of the green college movement, and learned about the programs, projects, policies and technologies that are fueling it.

This summit is important because education is key to a sustainable future and modeling that future with green buildings is a critical component of the new green world. California is serious about green schools. The Los Angeles Community District is in the midst of one of the largest public sector green building efforts in the country.

In California, community colleges account for 79 percent of higher education in the state. Across the system, these campuses are making commitments to greening their facilities The system encompasses 109 colleges, 72 districts and more than 2.6 million students.

Thanks to the coordinated efforts of public education and private enterprise, community colleges in California are succeeding in training the workforce that is manning the largest green economy of any state in the union.


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1 comment:

Chuck Chipner said...

I really enjoyed reading your article. I had never even thought about attending a green technology event, but after reading your article I think I will try to attend one that is going on next month in my city.