Sustainability at Camden County College
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 in 2010 consistent with the best sustainability practices of higher education and our colleagues at Camden County.
The CCC Green Team was formed from a diverse group of individuals to encourage the pursuit of sustainability. Green Initiative accomplishments include: campus-wide recycling program, switch to green certified cleaning products, reduced fare passes for public transportation, construction of a campus greenhouse, increased campus tree planting and landscaping, Earth Day celebration and activities, use of document imaging to reduce reliance of paper files, and the review of all construction projects to encourage discussion of alternate material/methods with the focus of reducing the carbon footprint of the College.
Additionally, our facilities have been upgraded to be more sustainable:
- All of the exterior parking lot and roadway lighting has been replaced with high efficiency LED lighting and put on a timer, with a projected energy savings of 70%
- Materials from asphalt and concrete paving to metal scrap are all recycled reducing solid waste disposal significantly
- Replacement of an aging, energy wasting electrical infrastructure with a modern energy efficient electrical system
- Inviting outdoor leisure areas are designated to provide recreation space while raising appreciation of our natural environments. The exterior plantings around campus are drought resistant and low maintenance native species
- An additional transportation hub was created to promote convenient use public transportation
- All building retrofits, updates, and reconstructions include energy management systems such as automatic heat setbacks and motion detection light switches
- High-voltage electrical service replaced the original overhead service
- These energy management initiatives reduce lighting and HVAC energy consumption
- Commitment to the purchase of renewable, reusable, recycled material
- Electric Charging Stations to provide convenience to visitors