A three year initiative funded by the US Department of Labor in which 17 colleges will work collaboratively to develop 30 online hybrid associate degree and certificate programs for green workforce training.
A faculty development program strategically designed to engage faculty in the process of rapidly integrating core sustainability and green economy principles into a wide variety of existing courses and disciplines.
A coordinated effort in which community college faculty and staff are engaged in several energy efficiency initiatives ranging from behavior change and training to the installation of energy efficiency equipment on campus.
Implemented $1.6 million in electric and gas energy-savings measures in only 8 months
Trained more than 500 college staff, students and business members
Offered more than 850 builders and codes officials free, full-day Illinois International Energy Codes Training sessions
Hosted sustainability events and workshops reaching more than 105,000 community members, students, staff and faculty
Offered 275 workforce training programs attended by more than 8000 people
Trained more than 250 faculty members at 15 community colleges
Expanded from four to 20 Illinois community college sustainability centers
Developed working groups tasked with moving forward efforts to build a green economy
Led the nation in sustainability collaboration