Sustainability

CRC works to promote sustainability as part of our core values. CRC strives to increase understanding of our ethical responsibility to future generations, encourage respect for the environment, and assist the campus in its efforts to create an environmentally responsible academic setting.

CRC's Green Scene Newsletters

Past Issues of CRC's Green Scene Newsletter

CRC's Green Scene - November-December 2017 (PDF)
CRC's Green Scene - September-October 2017 (PDF)
CRC's Green Scene - April-May 2017 (PDF)
CRC's Green Scene - February-March 2017 (PDF)
CRC's Green Scene - November-December 2016 (PDF)
CRC's Green Scene - September-October 2016 (PDF)
CRC's Green Scene - April-May 2016 (PDF)
CRC's Green Scene - November-December 2015 (PDF)
CRC's Green Scene - September-October 2015 (PDF)
CRC's Green Scene - April-May 2015 (PDF)
CRC's Green Scene - February-March 2015 (PDF)
CRC's Green Scene - November-December 2014 (PDF)
CRC's Green Scene - September-October 2014 (PDF)
CRC's Green Scene - April-May 2014 (PDF)
CRC's Green Scene - February-March 2014 (PDF)
CRC's Green Scene - November-December 2013 (PDF)
CRC's Green Scene - September-October 2013 (PDF)
CRC's Green Scene - April-May 2013 (PDF)
CRC's Green Scene - February-March 2013 (PDF)
CRC's Green Scene - December 2012 (PDF)
CRC's Green Scene - October-November 2012 (PDF)
CRC's Green Scene - April-May 2012 (PDF)
CRC's Green Scene - February-March 2012 (PDF)
CRC's Green Scene - November-December 2011 (PDF)
CRC's Green Scene - September-October 2011 (PDF)
CRC's Green Scene - April-May 2011 (PDF)
CRC's Green Scene - February-March 2011 (PDF)
CRC's Green Scene - November-December 2010 (PDF)
CRC's Green Scene - September-October 2010 (PDF)
CRC's Green Scene - March-April 2010 (PDF)
CRC's Green Scene - January-February 2010 (PDF)
CRC's Green Scene - November-December 2009 (PDF)
CRC's Green Scene - September-October 2009 (PDF)
CRC's Green Scene - April 2009 (PDF)
CRC's Green Scene - March 2009 (PDF)
CRC's Green Scene - February 2009 (PDF)
CRC's Green Scene - December 2008 (PDF)
CRC's Green Scene - November 2008 (PDF)
CRC's Green Scene - October 2008 (PDF)

Information About Sustainability at CRC

Goals for Sustainability

  1. Greening of campus events (in the cafeteria, food packaging, purchasing, etc.)
  2. Reduced water use in landscaping on campus
  3. Increased recycling, decreased energy use on campus (energy efficiency, more education on recycling)
  4. Increased composting
  5. Continued development of green curriculum
  6. Provide more information about sustainability on the website

Sustainability Resolution

Academic Senate

Whereas, CRC classified staff and faculty recognize our responsibility to conserve resources, such as paper used for flex, travel authorization, and release of liability; and

Whereas, CRC classified staff and faculty recognize that physical storage of paper forms, manual sorting and scanning of forms for electronic storage, and physical processing of multi-copy forms are cumbersome, laborious and outdated;

Whereas, CRC's Vision Statement recognizes our aspirations to be global citizens; and

Whereas, CRC's Values Statement promotes an environmentally responsible academic setting; and

Whereas, the Los Rios Strategic plan embraces a district-wide vision for sustainability and integration of this vision into courses of instruction as well as District business practices and operations;

Resolved, The Academic Senate of Cosumnes River College supports effectively reducing the use of paper forms and multi-copy forms in CRC offices and classrooms.

Resolved, The Academic Senate of Cosumnes River College requests that the Cosumnes River College Administration investigate software and systems to provide a structure to support form management and report back to the Academic Senate by the Spring 2015 semester.

Classified Senate

Whereas, CRC classified staff and faculty recognize our responsibility to conserve resources, such as paper used for flex, travel authorization, and release of liability; and

Whereas, CRC classified staff and faculty recognize that physical storage of paper forms, manual sorting and scanning of forms for electronic storage, and physical processing of multi-copy forms are cumbersome, laborious and outdated;

Whereas, CRC's Vision Statement recognizes our aspirations to be global citizens; and

Whereas, CRC's Values Statement promotes an environmentally responsible academic setting; and

Whereas, the Los Rios Strategic plan embraces a district-wide vision for sustainability and integration of this vision into courses of instruction as well as District business practices and operations;

Resolved, The Classified Senate of Cosumnes River College supports effectively reducing the use of paper forms and multi-copy forms in CRC offices and classrooms.

Resolved, The Classified Senate of Cosumnes River College requests that the Cosumnes River College Administration investigate software and systems to provide a structure to support form management and report back to the Classified Senate by the Spring 2015 semester.

How Can I Support Campus Sustainability?

You can help support the CRC Sustainability Scholarship emerging endowment by making gift at the desired level; select "Other" in the Designation drop down memo and enter CRC Sustainability Scholarship in the text box.

Checks may be mailed to:
Cosumnes River College
Office of Philanthropy
8401 Center Parkway
Sacramento, CA 95823

Please add CRC Sustainability Scholarship Endowment to the memo field.

Current employees may also contribute by enrolling in Payroll Deduction. To do so, please fill out the online Payroll Deduction Form. Under Fund, select Other Fund and enter CRC Sustainability Scholarship in the text box.

Should you have any questions about how to support the Sustainability Committee’s efforts to create an endowed scholarship, please contact the Office of Philanthropy by email or at (916) 691-7491 or (916) 691-7320. Thank you for your support!

Recycling

Recycling Bins on Campus

In Spring 2009, the Sustainability Committee received funding for 100 recycling bins which have been stationed around various CRC classrooms. Above each recycling bin is a poster (JPG) listing acceptable items to recycle. If you haven't seen the bins, keep an eye open for them, and recycle whenever you can!