Marietta says that’s just one of many
ways the college strives to bring the
notion of “green” to bear.
“We try and get people from all areas
of the school and the community,” says
Marietta. “It’s really open. It’s growing,
because of the careers involved with
sustainability and the fact that students
in general are more aware.”
Jeremy Begley, a student at Trinidad
Students sort trash as part of
an Earth Day project at Howard
Community College in Maryland.
State Junior College in Trinidad, Colo.,
is considering a career in environmentally friendly civil engineering and says
his involvement with environmental
groups on campus helped foster that
As part of one environmental project,
Begley launched a helium balloon
100,000 feet to analyze the air and
natural gases in the Earth’s atmosphere
and to determine how those elements
might affect climate change.
“I had no idea I’d be doing that level
of work at a community college,” he
says. “We had a lot of support from
administrators, which was important.”
Craig Stettner, who advises the
Environmental Club at Harper College,
expects interest in environmental activities on campus to continue to grow.
“For a lot of high school students,
this is a very natural transition,” he
says. “They’ve been tied into these
groups in high school. And if they’re
transitioning to a four-year school,
that school will look at their activity
in student clubs as a whole. So we’re
part of a larger piece, and I think these
kinds of clubs are an important re-
cruitment tool. So it’s important that
the administration supports them.
Kim Fernandez is an education writer in
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