The holiday season may not be the time of year that most people think about energy conservation and recycling. Let's face it. Those are the hot topics we reserve for Earth Day, not Christmas. Students, faculty, and staff at the Licking Valley Campus of Maysville Community amp; Technical College are working diligently to remind community members how important it is to incorporate green, earth-friendly initiatives in your holiday.
The campus is teaching by example.
LVC will be closed beginning December 22nd and will reopen on January 3rd. During this time the thermostat will be significantly set back to conserve energy. All computers, office and classroom equipment will be turned off and unplugged, and only those lights needed for security purposes will be left on. And while employees are heartbroken cue the mischievous grin they are not allowed to sneak in extra work hours on campus during break.
Weve paid extra attention to ways to cut back while the building is closed, said Larry Lemons, LVC Facilities Management Specialist. It is a very simple concept really that hardly requires extra work. This initiative not only helps the environment, but also the bank account during a time when the college feels the crunch due to drastic budget cuts.
So how can you go green for the holidays? Here are a few suggestions worth considering:
Be reminded this season that every eco-friendly effort makes a difference. Look for MCTC Licking Valley Campus students, faculty, and staff this weekend in the parade downtown as we demonstrate our own interpretation of going green for the holidays with a little creative decorating.
From our campus to your home and workplace, we wish you a very happy, green holiday season.