Archive for March, 2010

Supporting Sustainable Communities: Opportunities and Challenges for Community Colleges

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

With sustainability and green energy set to play a critical role in the growth of our national economy, community colleges represent a way to meet the needs of local businesses and residents.  Join experts and practitioners from the U.S. and Europe in Asheville on April 26-27 as they highlight expanded roles for colleges in educating students, businesses, and communities about and for economic opportunities in renewable energy, conservation, ecotourism, and local sustainable agriculture and manufacturing.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Skills for new green-oriented industries and for sustainable practices in other sectors
  • Enhancing local and sustainable agriculture, natural resources, and crafts
  • “Green thinking” in all programs
  • Making campuses models of sustainability

For more information including information about registration and scheduled speakers, see May 2010 TA3 News Post here.