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Rend Lake College Sustainability Center

The RLC Sustainability Center was established to help promote sustainable practices across campus, to expose and educate students about sustainability issues, to encourage the integration of sustainability into curriculums, and to serve our surrounding communities as a source for “green” information.

Numbers on Plastic

Have you ever wondered what the numbers mean that are on plastic? Please visit the link below to learn more.

http://naturalsociety.com/recycling-symbols-numbers-plastic-bottles-meaning/

Rend Lake College recycles plastics 1 & 2.

Where can I recycle?

Are you wondering where you can take all your recyclables? Please visit the link below.

http://www.earth911.com/

IGEN

Illinois Green Economy Network (IGEN)

IGEN was launched in 2008 as a president-led consortium of all 48 Illinois community colleges dedicated to the training and education of a green workforce and deployment of energy conservation and green technology. With financial support from the Illinois Governor's Office, Illinois DCEO, and the U.S. Departments of Education and Energy, IGEN works continuously to leverage the strengths and contributions of individual colleges to benefit all colleges within the Illinois Community College System.

www.igencc.org

SEED

Sustainability Education and Economic Development (SEED)

The Sustainability Education and Economic Development (SEED) Center aims to advance sustainability and green workforce development practices at community colleges by sharing innovative models and resources and building the capacity of college administrators, faculty, and staff to contribute as leaders.

www.theseedcenter.org

AASHE

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)

AASHE's mission is to empower higher education to lead the sustainability transformation. We do this by providing resources, professional development, and a network of support to enable institutions of higher education to model and advance sustainability in everything they do, from governance and operations to education and research.

www.aashe.org

 

10 Ways to Go Green and Save Green

How can we live lightly on the Earth and save money at the same time? Staff members at the Worldwatch Institute, a global environmental organization, share ideas on how to GO GREEN and SAVE GREEN at home and at work. To learn more about Worldwatch's efforts to create am environmentally sustainable society that meets human needs, sign up here for weekly e-mail updates.

Climate change is in the news. It seems like everyone's "going green." We're glad you want to take action, too. Luckily, many of the steps we can take to stop climate change can make our lives better. Our grandchildren-and their children-will thank us for living more sustainably. Let's start now.

We've partnered with the Million Car Carbon Campaign to help you find ways to save energy and reduce your carbon footprint. This campaign is uniting conscious consumers around the world to prevent the emissions-equivalent of 1 million cars from entering the atmosphere each year.

Keep reading for 10 simple things you can do today to help reduce your environmental impact, save money, and live a happier, healthier life. For more advice, purchase State of the World 2010 - Transforming Cultures: From Consumerism to Sustainability, a report from 60 renowned researchers and practitioners on how to reorient cultures toward sustainability.

Save energy to save money.

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