RCCD Initiatives

Green Initiatives

In Summer 2009, under the leadership of its new Chancellor, Gregory Gray, Riverside Community College District launched its Green Initiatives with the formation of a District-wide committee.  The committee, led by Vice Chancellor, Ray Maghroori, is pleased to launch this website to provide information about the District’s growing and successful Green Initiatives Program.

The mission of the Green Committee* is threefold:

  • To ensure that RCCD’s curriculum sensitizes and prepares students to live as environmentally responsible citizens
  • To develop courses and programs that enable students to participate directly in the  green economy
  • To enhance RCCD’s organizational capacity and practices as a socially responsible institution of higher learning.

District-wide Strategic Plan Themes

Theme 1: Environmental Responsibility – Ensures that RCCD is sensitive to and encourages environmentally responsible citizens.

Theme 2: Courses and Programs — Supports the development of courses and programs that enable students to participate directly in the green economy.

Theme 3: Organizational Capacity — Enhance RCCD’s organizational capacity and practices as a socially responsible institution of higher learning.


Green Committee Members:

In the process or reformation*****

Green Initiative Strategies

1. Ensures that RCCD is sensitive to and encourages environmentally responsible citizens.

OUTCOME MEASURES: Degree to which graduates report greater sensitivity to environmental concerns as a result of their experiences while a student, revisions to current course materials designed to assist students in developing environmental sensitivity.

2. Support the development of courses and programs that enable students to participate directly in the green economy.

OUTCOME MEASURESIncrease in course and programmatic offerings that prepare students for employment in the green economy and related fields.

3. Enhance RCCD’s organizational capacity and practices as a socially responsible institution of higher learning.

OUTCOME MEASURESChanges in practices that increase the capacity of the institution to be environmentally socially responsible.

http://www.rcc.edu/administration/academicaffairs/effectiveness/sp_docs/SP_ReportCard2009.pdf

ENERGY EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS

  • Replace/upgrade energy systems, heating, electrical, ventilation and air conditioning systems and related utility systems.
  • Construct an alternative energy cogeneration facility to provide an alternative source of energy in emergency situations.
http://www.rccd.edu/community/cboc/Documents/cboc_ballot.pdf

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