UPCOMING EARTH MONTH EVENTS
Wednesday, April 2, 4:30 p.m.
The DVC Biology and Anthropology Programs present:
Miles Woodruff - Releasing the Mandrills-Back in the Forest
Former DVC student and currently a field researcher at the Jane Goodall Institute in African's Republic of Congo.
Saturday, April 5, 5-9 p.m.
Dinner Talk with Toby Hemenway
Meet Toby Hemenway, author of the best seller: The Joys of Drought - Living with Nautre's Cycles while enjoying a Garden to Table dinner prepared by the DVC Culinary Dept.
Toby is an internationally acclaimed author on sustainable garden design. He will be talking about the upside of nature's forces, and how to work with the drought and whatever else nature throws at us. Toby is a fascinating lecturer, and will leave you inspired AND educated!
This is also a fund raiser for the school, and will feature our own Culinary Arts students preparing the food. This event will be at the DVC Cafeteria.
Tuesday, April 8, 12 p.m.
Bea Johnson - Book signing and discussion
Author of the popular book, Zero Waste Home. Purchase the book at the DVC bookstore and have Bea sign it!
Bea and her family generate a mere quart of waste per year. She will inspire you to live simply and take a stance against needless waste. Park in lot 8. view pdf flyer
FREE event at DVC Trophy Room
April 22, 4 p.m. - Wei-Tai Kwok
"Celebrate Earth Day" Climate Change Update
Wei-Tai was personally trained by Al Gore and the Climate Reality Project to present the latest findings about the climate crisis.
DVC Trophy Room
Tuesday, April 22, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. -DVC Earth Day Event!
Student Union Courtyard
Exhibits, Information, Giveaways, Entertainment,
and much more!
Presented by the DVC Sustainability Committee and the Student Earth Club
What is DVC doing to help the environment?
The Commons Project. The entire project is a showcase for sustainable development, both inside and out. Many of the green features of the project are created out of synergies between the building and landscape including captured water runoff that is treated in storm water gardens, and re-using for plumbing within the building. This project is expected to achieve LEED Gold. For more information about the Commons Project, click here
New Transit Center
Our gorgeous new transit center makes taking public transportation to campus easier than ever. The County Connection offers new hybrid buses on many transit lines. Last year 3,528 Metric Tons of Greenhouse gases (CO2e) were saved by people who chose County Connection instead of driving.
The solar panels in the parking lots are saving thousands of dollars on energy costs while protecting our our cars from the winter rain, and summer heat.
Program offerings for Alternative Energy Systems
The photovoltaic systems program at Diablo Valley College prepares students for jobs such as photovoltaic systems installers, designers and sales people. Students gain both theoretical knowledge and practical experience in areas related to construction and energy.
Environmental Sustainability Committee
Charge/Function: An environmental sustainability is in place to promote environmental awareness among faculty, staff, and students.
The committee develops recommendations to the college that are designed to:
promote throughout the College community conservation of resources, energy efficiency, waste reduction and recycling, pollution prevention, increased reliance on renewable resources, and other measures consistent with sustainable living.
For more information, download the DVC sustainable brochure (pdf)