The Sustainability Committee at Paradise Valley Community College held their first Sustainability Expo on Thursday, November 14th. The expo featured booths from outside vendors with information about recycling and sustainability practices.
Students enjoyed checking out the two Teslas that were on display and learning how electric vehicles reduce local air pollution and do not emit harmful tailpipe pollutants. Several academic programs such as Nutrition, Integrated Public Health, STEAM, and Honors displayed booths relating to climate change and its effects on health, reducing food waste, reducing the use of plastics, and recycled stardust. We also want to thank Liberty Wildlife for providing environmental education and bringing a great horned owl for everyone to meet. Expo attendees were treated to a free lunch that featured, among other things, veggie-based hot dogs.
PVCC views sustainability as a core principle of our institution that touches all areas of our organization and promotes economic feasibility, environmental responsibility, and social justice. We are proud to have new recycling bins around campus to increase our sustainability efforts. At PVCC, we are focused on reducing and recycling to create an environmentally friendly campus for our students and staff.