By Carla O’Day
RENO — The Nevada Department of Education on Friday announced that Truckee Meadows Community College has been designated a “Green Ribbon School” by the U.S. Department of Education.
The state nominated TMCC for the Green Ribbon Schools Postsecondary Sustainability Award, which highlights cost-saving, health-promoting and performance-enhancing sustainability practices.
“TMCC partners with our schools to integrate core environment, health practices, sustainability, STEM, green technology and civics into curricula to provide effective environmental and sustainability education through innovative practices and real-world applications,” Jhone Ebert, state superintendent of public instruction, said in a statement.
Best practices in building design and maintenance, transportation, and use of renewable and non-renewable resources to provide a healthy environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors were among TMCC initiatives cited. Others included procedures and practices that provide environmental benefits, reduce dependency on non-renewable energy sources, and resource conservation benefits resulting in cost savings.
Green Ribbon Schools nationwide: