Green+ in Focus

Owensboro CTC Sets Goal to Be Tobacco Free Campus by July 1, 2012

College students, faculty and staff who smoke will have a year to kick the habit. This summer the college adopted a policy to ban tobacco use on all campuses by July 1, 2012.

Green tips

Did you know?

The U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Savers provides homeowners with tips for saving energy and money at home and on the road. By following just a few of the simple tips found on the Energy Savers website, you can make your home more comfortable and easier to heat and cool—while you save money.

Source: U.S. Department of Energy

The KCTCS Green+ Sustainability Initiative

Consistent with the KCTCS Vision to be the nation’s premier community and technical college system, KCTCS is becoming a leader in practices, educational and workforce training opportunities, and community leadership related to sustainable development or sustainability. The most commonly accepted definition of sustainable development is found in the 1987 United Nations’ Our Common Future: Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development (also known as the "Brundtland Report"): 

"Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."

Sustainability is more than “being green.” Multifaceted, sustainability touches every area of a college. Facilitating cultural change to enhance the well-being of people, sustainability includes improving efficiencies and effectiveness in a socially equitable manner. Implementing sustainable practices demonstrates responsible stewardship of social, economic, and environmental resources. KCTCS sustainability focus is on being “Green+”.