Campus Living Labs
The Richland College campus provides an excellent outdoor learning environment, or living lab, that all faculty-led courses can take advantage of to implement sustainability into their curriculum. Faculty develops activities to incorporate sustainability into their curriculum, in collaboration with the Facilities Sustainability Coordinator, to work towards providing Green Scholar's opportunities, community improvement projects, and sustainability education. Courses that already include the campus living lab component into the curriculum include Astronomy, Physics, Biology, Environmental Science and Geology. Current examples of living labs include water quality testing and analyses of Thunder Duck Lake, soil sampling and analyses of the campus gardens, campus project planning initiatives, celestial viewing events, Recyclemania, lake clean-up initiatives, Arbor Day, Earth Day events and more! Future projects include a Monarch Butterfly Way-station and an outdoor classroom with a rain harvesting demonstration. Faculty interested in participating should contact the Sustainability Director,
Sonia Ford, at SoniaFord@dcccd.edu.
Quantification of Sustainability
Five Year Plan