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National Wildlife Foundation honors CCCC for green leadership

04.11.2011College & CommunityStudents/Graduates

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National Wildlife Foundation honors CCCC for green leadership

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Hillary Heckler, manager for Central Carolina Community Collegeís student farm, holds one of the heritage breed Java chicks, an endangered breed, being raised at the farm, part of the collegeís sustainable agriculture program. The college has been honored as one of six national winners in the National Wildlife Federationís 2011 Chill Out: Climate Action on Campus competition. Chill Out recognizes U.S. schools that design and implement innovative approaches to advance sustainability on campuses, reduce their carbon footprints, and educate people about Earth-friendly practices and materials in agriculture, energy production, construction, and other areas. Sustainable agriculture is just one of several green education programs offered at CCCC. The college also has two buildings at its Chatham Campus that meet the U.S. Green Building Councilís high standards in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). The accomplishments of CCCC and the other five winners will be shown in an April 13 Chill Out: Climate Action on Campus webcast at the NWFís web site, www.nwf.org/campusecology/chillout/. The winners will also receive a monetary award from the NWF to continue exploring innovative clean energy and climate action initiatives. 

National Wildlife Foundation honors CCCC for green leadership

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Central Carolina Community College student Robert Crawford takes a reading on one of the solar panels at the collegeís Chatham County Campus. The college has been honored as one of six national winners in the National Wildlife Federationís 2011 Chill Out: Climate Action on Campus competition. Chill Out recognizes U.S. schools that design and implement innovative approaches to advance sustainability on campuses, reduce their carbon footprints, and educate people about Earth-friendly practices and materials in agriculture, energy production, construction, and other areas. Photovoltaics is just one of several green education programs offered at CCCC. The college also has two buildings at its Chatham Campus that meet the U.S. Green Building Councilís high standards in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). The accomplishments of CCCC and the other five winners will be shown in an April 13 Chill Out: Climate Action on Campus webcast at the NWFís web site, www.nwf.org/campusecology/chillout/. The winners will also receive a monetary award from the NWF to continue exploring innovative clean energy and climate action initiatives. 

National Wildlife Foundation honors CCCC for green leadership

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Central Carolina Community College has been honored as one of six national winners in the National Wildlife Federationís annual Chill Out: Climate Action on Campus competition. Chill Out recognizes U.S. schools that design and implement innovative approaches to advance sustainability on campuses, reduce their carbon footprints, and educate people about Earth-friendly practices and materials in agriculture, energy production, construction, and other areas. The Chatham Community Library, located on the collegeís Chatham County Campus, incorporates many green features, including the curved roof that helps to recycle rainwater and glass panels that maximize the use of natural light for interior lighting. The college offers a variety of sustainable programs, from organic culinary arts to green building. The accomplishments of CCCC and the other five winners will be shown in an April 13 Chill Out: Climate Action on Campus webcast at the NWFís web site, www.nwf.org/campusecology/chillout/. The winners will also receive a monetary award from the NWF to continue exploring innovative clean energy and climate action initiatives. 

National Wildlife Foundation honors CCCC for green leadership

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Central Carolina Community College has been honored as one of six national winners in the National Wildlife Federationís annual Chill Out: Climate Action on Campus competition. Chill Out recognizes U.S. schools that design and implement innovative approaches to advance sustainability on campuses, reduce their carbon footprints, and educate people about Earth-friendly practices and materials in agriculture, energy production, construction, and other areas. The Sustainable Technology Center, located on the collegeís Chatham County Campus, incorporates many green features, including the solar panels on the roof. The college offers a variety of sustainable programs, from organic culinary arts to green building. The accomplishments of CCCC and the other five winners will be shown in an April 13 Chill Out: Climate Action on Campus webcast at the NWFís web site, www.nwf.org/campusecology/chillout/. The winners will also receive a monetary award from the NWF to continue exploring innovative clean energy and climate action initiatives. 

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