Camden County College is committed to improve, to conserve and to enhance our environment by practicing sustainability while creating healthy living through interactive learning, social involvement, and ongoing research. In the spirit of this effort, the College Board has established a Green Initiative Program consistent with the best practices of higher education and our colleagues in Camden County. A Green Initiative Committee was formed from a diverse group of individuals to encourage active participation from all facets of the College in the active pursuit of sustainability. The Committee under the leadership of the Director of Facilities meets on a regular basis to promote and to assess progress towards achieving the goals of the Green Initiative Program.
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Now Available
The Camden County Board of Freeholders and Sustainable Camden County have established nine Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Stations at six locations around the County. These Level 2 charging stations will fully charge a PEV in 4-6 hours. Most of the cost of installing these stations was paid for through a US Department of Energy grant. There is no charge to use these stations.
“The goal of this project is to promote the use of alternative fuel vehicles by County residents, and in this case, electric vehicles,” said Freeholder Gentek. “There are over 100,000 electric vehicles on the road today in the United States and the number continues to grow.”
The stations are located at all three campuses of Camden County College (Blackwood, Camden and Cherry Hill) in addition to the South Branch Library in Winslow, the County Library in Bellmawr, and the Boathouse at Cooper River.
Reuseable Water Bottles
Camden County College gave away 500 reusable water bottles to students, staff and faculty at the Cougar Cafe on December 1, 2015. The giveaway was to promote the use of Sodexo's Hydration Station. The CCC community is encouraged to fill up at the Hydration Station in an effort to cut down on the use of disposable water bottles. The CCC mascot was on hand to personally hand out the reusable water bottles.