Our local community college has launched its Sustainability Center. The center has developed a Web page and is working on outreach to campus and community groups and collaboration with other community colleges on state-wide projects. Among other initiatives, the Center will sponsor the Greening the Campus Committee, expand Triton's Greening Your Curriculum program, coordinate Sustainability Month activities, and help enlarge Triton's recycling program. In the immediate future, the Center is co-sponsoring a min-conference for educators called Leave No Child Inside, on the educational and emotional benefits of outdoor education, on campus on February 8. (Click here for more information.)
The Center's Coordinator is Oak Park resident, Adrian Fisher, who is a veteran adjunct instructor at Triton and has a long history of environmental advocacy. Biology instructor Joe Beuchel will serve as consultant and liaison to the Illinois Green Economy Network, which provided funds to help launch the center. The center is located in the B building, room 113A. The phone number is 708 456-0300 ext. 3848. Fisher can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, and Beuchel at email@example.com.
Triton has also joined the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), which aims to unite and coordinate campus sustainability efforts regionally and nationally.