Aiken Technical College Is Going Green!
The Aiken Technical College Green initiative aims to foster the sustainability on campus and in our community. Sustainability is the ability to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Interested faculty, staff and students are invited to join the ATC Green Team to lead, learn, and advise on activities to advance sustainability on campus. Please contact Jill Uhler for more information and watch for Green Team communications. (Don't worry! Green Team membership does not require getting dirty unless you really want to. You will be valuable points of contact to answer questions and promote green efforts among your peers.)
The Green Team will support ATC’s recycling pilot starting this spring. During fall of 2018, the team led an on-site waste audit of the 900 and 700-800 buildings in cooperation with the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control which led to the launch of a new campus-wide recycling and awareness initiative.
Recycling and sustainability are not new to ATC. The College already recycles, repurposes, or reuses the following materials: cardboard, toner cartridges, metal, surplus property, white paper, electronics, waste oil, paint, batteries, fluorescent bulbs, textbooks, wooden pallets, and freon. ATC also follows energy efficient guidelines when purchasing appliances, building materials, and building design.
Save the Date!
The ATC Green Team will host an Earth Day Sustainability Expo on Wednesday April 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.