Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
— Brundtland Commission of the United Nations
The ability to achieve continuing economic prosperity while protecting the natural systems of the planet and providing a high quality of life for its people.
— US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Sustainability principles have been incorporated into a number of curriculum programs, including Automotive Systems Technology, Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology, Historic Preservation Technology, Manufacturing Technology, as well as biology, and geography courses. Individual courses include:
|AUT 285||Introduction to Alternative Fuels|
|BIO 140||Environmental Biology|
|BIO 140A||Environmental Biology Lab|
|CST 244||Sustainable Building Design|
|ELC 233||Energy Management|
|GEO 112||Cultural Geography|
|HPT 111||Principles of Historic Preservation|
|HPT 250||Preservation Planning and Historic Settings|
Edgecombe Community College offers the following programs to prepare workers, business owners, and entrepreneurs with the skills they need to compete in the “Green Economy”:
- Building Operator Certification
- Historic Preservation Trades