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North Central College ranks among the top green colleges in North America

Cardinal red bikes are available to students for free
For the third straight year, North Central College earns spot among The Princeton Review’s top green colleges for its ongoing sustainability efforts.

For the third straight year, North Central College joins The Princeton Review’s list of “greenest” colleges in North America for its ongoing commitment to sustainability.

The Princeton Review, in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council, released its fourth annual “Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2013 Edition.” The book includes a list of standards for judging some 806 colleges, as well as descriptions of each college’s environmentally conscious features.
 

April 16 screening of “Con los Brazos Abiertos” documentary

North Central students at ceramics shop in Totonicapn, Guatemala
North Central College faculty and students present free screening of collaborative documentary project about sustainable tourism in Guatemala.

North Central College faculty and students have collaborated to create a documentary, titled “Con los Brazos Abiertos,” about sustainable tourism in Guatemala. A free screening will be shown to the campus community at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, in Heininger Auditorium at the Larrance Academic Center.

“The film project,” says Matthew Krystal, associate professor of political science, sociology and anthropology, “is primarily about professional development and faculty-student collaboration in the production of films on anthropological and economic topics.”

North Central alumnus, advisor to EPA to discuss federal sustainability efforts.

Charlie Bartsch ’73
Charlie Bartsch ’73, senior advisor for economic development to the EPA, will give a lunchtime lecture that’s open to campus community Friday, April 12.

Charlie Bartsch—a North Central College Class of 1973 alumnus and political science and history major—will give a lunchtime lecture that’s open to the campus community on Friday, April 12. He is senior program advisor for economic development to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) assistant administrator Mathy Stanislaus.

North Central College is first DuPage university to earn Earth Flag for sustainability

North Central College is the first college or university in DuPage County to earn an Earth Flag for its sustainability initiatives.

NOTE: An Earth Flag presentation event scheduled for April 18 was canceled. It may be rescheduled for a later date.

North Central College is the first college or university in DuPage County to train students and employees about energy conservation and meet other requirements to earn an Earth Flag for its sustainability initiatives.

Graham was featured speaker at composting conference

Brittany Graham, sustainability coordinator
Brittany Graham, North Central College sustainability coordinator, spoke at statewide conference about the College’s Kaufman Dining Hall composting project.

Brittany Graham, North Central College sustainability coordinator, was a featured speaker at a statewide composting conference held Feb. 7 at the Westin Hotel in Lombard. She talked about North Central’s composting project at Kaufman Dining Hall as a successful model of waste reduction strategies.

North Central’s electric vehicle charging station is ready to use

North Central College introduces new sustainability effort, installs first electric vehicle charging station at Old Main parking lot for campus community use.

As part of an ongoing effort to support sustainability values and actions into all aspects of campus life, North Central College has installed its first electric vehicle charging station, making it easier for members of the campus community to own and use electric cars.

The electric vehicle charging station is ready to use and situated on the sidewalk in the Old Main parking lot off Loomis Street. The station can charge two vehicles simultaneously in two adjacent parking spaces and may be used free of charge by any North Central College student, faculty, staff or campus visitor.

Fall Recycling Extravaganza is success

2012 Fall Recycling Extravaganza
North Central’s Recycling Extravaganza collected and recycled scrap metal, electronics, bicycles, fire extinguishers, and school, office and art supplies.

The results are in … for the fall Recycling Extravaganza, that is. North Central College successfully completed its first Recycling Extravaganza event on Oct. 6. The College collected scrap metal, electronics, bicycles, fire extinguishers, and school, office and art supplies. All the collected items were able to be recycled and kept out of landfills.

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New bike racks are everywhere

North Central College’s recent addition of new bike racks at residence halls, academic buildings facilitates campus-wide use of bikes and racks.

Whether you use a Cardinal Red Bike or your own personal bike to get around campus and town, there’s some exciting news. North Central recently added new bike racks at residence halls at Res/Rec, Patterson, Ward, Seybert and Kimmel halls and at academic buildings, including Kaufman Dining Hall, Pfeiffer Hall, Old Main, Harold and Eva White Activities Center, Kroehler Science Center and the Blue House.

Keep a lookout for these racks and make sure you follow the biking rules of the road and do not chain your bike to trees or fences or benches.

Area residents invited to Recycling Extravaganza Oct. 6 at North Central College

Merner Field House and Res/Rec Center
DuPage County residents are invited to take part in a Recycling Extravaganza from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 6, at North Central College.

DuPage County residents are invited to take part in a Recycling Extravaganza from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 6, at North Central College.

The event will take place in the parking lots behind the Residence Hall/Recreation Center, 440 S. Brainard St., and Merner Field House, 450 S. Brainard St. The entrance to the lots is located where Porter Avenue intersects with Loomis Street. Volunteers will direct traffic and assist customers dropping off donations.

Sustainability news: ways to protect and conserve groundwater

Sustainability news: ways to protect and conserve groundwater

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North Central College supports and encourages core sustainability values and actions in all aspects of campus life. Protect Your Groundwater Day on Tuesday, Sept. 11, is an annual recognition day promoted by the National Ground Water Association.

Sustainability Coordinator Brittany Graham says groundwater protection can be broken down into two categories—protection and conservation—and we can each take positive action in both areas.



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