AACC supports green college
AACC supports green college.
AACC’S Arnold campus is home to dozens of environmentally friendly features.
The cultivation of rain gardens around major storm drains on campus reduces water pollution, Dawson said.
“[They’re} a great opportunity for students to participate in the green efforts.” AACC students, under the supervision of Dr. Susan Lamont, maintain the rain gardens around campus.
In addition, AACC reduced its water user by 42 percent in the library by installing low-flushing toilets, motion-activated sinks and a rooftop rain garden.
Dawson said the 75,000-square-foot Andrew G. Truxal Library has reduced its energy use by 50 percent since AACC remodeled it according to LEED standards.
Devin Valcich, an environmental science major, said the library is “cool … because of all the efforts we are taking to make it green.
The school I transferred from didn’t have that, so I appreciate it.” Outdoors, solar panels cover Parking Lot B as part of Project Sunburst.
AACC encourages students and staff to be mindful of the impact each person can have on the environment.
Additionally, the campus features multiple bike racks; charging stations for electric cars; and recycling bins around campus.