Join us to celebrate Earth Day 2018

Thursday, April 19, 2018 

10:30 am - 1:30 pm at the Commons, Pleasant Hill Campus

FREE FOOD: lunch made by the DVC culinary department! Served in the Student Union lobby.
ENTER TO WIN: This year, we will have a “passport”- students that visit ten or more exhibits will be entered to win prizes including lunch at the Norseman, tickets to an upcoming show by the Drama Department, and various gifts from the exhibitors. Passports can be picked up from the Sustainability Committee or Earth Club booths.
ENTERTAINMENT: Live entertainment from the Drama and Music departments

 

Below is a list of some of the many exhibitors:

Pleasant Hill Instructional Garden
Sustainable Contra Costa
Central Sanitary District
Republic Services
511 Contra Costa 
John Muir National Historic Site 
Friends of the Creeks
Contra Costa Resource Conservation District
Save Mt. Diablo
Contra Costa Flood Control District 
County Connection
Mt. Diablo Beekeepers Association
Contra Costa Progressives
Contra Costa Water District
Rising Sun Energy
White Pony Express
Friends of Pleasant Hill Creeks 
Mt. Diablo Audubon Society
Wild Birds Unlimited
Crestwood Healing Center

Check back often for additional vendors! 

Earth Day 2018

Hosted by the Sustainability Committee and ASDVC
For more information contact: sbettencourt@dvc.edu

 

Green CertifiedThe DVC Custodial Department is now green certified

DVC is proud to announce that our custodial department is now Green Certified making our college a more toxic free, environmentally conscience college.

Green businesses conserve energy and water, recycle and reduce their waste, and make sure they don't pollute. They're certified according to set standards by a team from PG&E, the water company, solid waste, and agencies protecting storm water, wastewater, air, and soil.

The Commons and Student Services Center

The entire project is a showcase for sustainable development, both inside and out. Many of the green features of the project are created out of synergies between the building and landscape including captured water runoff that is treated in storm water gardens, and re-using for plumbing within the building. This project is expected to achieve LEED Gold. More information about the Commons Project.

Transit Center

Our gorgeous new transit center makes taking public transportation to campus easier than ever. The County Connection offers new hybrid buses on many transit lines. Last year 3,528 Metric Tons of Greenhouse gases (CO2e) were saved by people who chose County Connection instead of driving.

Solar panels

The solar panels in the parking lots are saving thousands of dollars on energy costs while protecting our our cars from the winter rain, and summer heat.

Recycling

For more information visit the recycling page.

Water conservation

DVC recently won an award for water conservation! Diablo Valley College (DVC) took a number of steps that greatly reduced their water usage and was recognized for their efforts. Granted by the Central Contra Costa Sanitary District (CCCSD), the water saving award was presented to DVC during the Sustainable Contra Costa Annual Awards Gala as an act of appreciation for all of DVC’s work in conserving their water supply.
DVC’s Building and Grounds department has made irrigation issues a priority and instituted several new conservation efforts, including the use of recycled water in DVC’s lavatories and Horticulture department.

Program offerings for Alternative Energy Systems

The photovoltaic systems program at Diablo Valley College prepares students for jobs such as photovoltaic systems installers, designers and sales people. Students gain both theoretical knowledge and practical experience in areas related to construction and energy.

Environmental Sustainability Committee

Charge/Function: An environmental sustainability Committee is in place to promote environmental awareness among faculty, staff, and students.

The committee develops recommendations to the college that are designed to:

promote throughout the College community conservation of resources, energy efficiency, waste reduction and recycling, pollution prevention, increased reliance on renewable resources, and other measures consistent with sustainable living.

The Sustainability Committee hosts an Earth Day Celebration every year in April and a Bike to Work Day every year in May.

For more information, download the DVC sustainable brochure (pdf)

For a copy of the Spring 2017 travel survey, download the travel survey report (pdf)


 

Sustainability Committee Meetings for Fall 17 and Spring 18 semesters:

Meeting Minutes: September 5, 2017

Meeting Minutes: September 28, 2017

Meeting Minutes: October 26, 2017

Meeting Minutes: November 30, 2017

Meeting Minutes: December 14, 2017

Meeting Minutes: January 25, 2018

February 22, 2018, 3pm - AB Business Conference Rm.

March 22, 2018, 3pm - AB Business Conference Rm.

April 26, 2018, 3pm - AB Business Conference Rm.

May 17, 2018, 3pm - AB Business Conference Rm.