As human consumption of resources continues, green living becomes an increasingly important global concept. With an understanding of sustainability and environmental awareness, students trained in this area can work in a variety of fields such as industry, consultancy, utilities, regulatory agencies and non-profits, as well as local, state and federal governments. GCC offers the following programs:
Academic Certificate (AC) in SustainabilityThe Academic Certificate (AC) in Sustainability is interdisciplinary that builds a strong academic expertise along one of four significant pillars of sustainability, where students will examine and assess how to minimize unintended consequences and enhance a mutually productive relationship between man and nature.
Academic Certificate (AC) in Sustainability and Ecological Literacy
The interdisciplinary Academic Certificate (AC) in Sustainability and Ecological Literacy enhances students' understanding of sustainable living practices associated with economics, equity and the environment.
Other Sustainably-Themed Courses at GCC
- Chemistry & Society: CHM107 A survey of chemistry and its impact on the environment TR 11:30-12:45
- Survey of Alternative Energy AEN100
- Fundamentals of Physical Science: PHS110
PHS 110: Fundamentals of Physical Science
Sustainable Topics for All Classrooms
Students are often the best source to begin any sustainable discussion. Suggestions below come from the January 2010 sustainable presentations, Day of Learning 2009 and district dialogue day. For personal calculators and up-to-date data:
Plan B 3.0 Mobilizing to Save Civilization Lester R Brown
Take Action Calculate Our Impact on Planet Earth
Recycling for Dummies Facts and ideas to improve recycling at GCC
Ways to Combat Climate Change Information for instructors and students