Outdoor Kitchen Dedicated
On June 2nd, 2023 the Willowdale Urban Farm on 30th Street & Princess Place Drive welcomed a new addition. The outdoor kitchen was the brainchild of two CFCC Sustainability Technologies students. Under the supervision of Program Director, John Wojciechowski, plumbing and electrical were run to a U-shaped countertop to assist the community utilizing the farm for cleaning produce and preparing meals.
CFCC Day @ the Arboretum
The CFCC Sustainability Committee and other interested folks visited the NHC Arboretum. The visit included instruction on proper planting of a tree, a tour of the stormwater system, and an overview of other sustainability initiatives at the Arboretum. For a detailed report, visit our committee minutes for February 22nd, 2023. Thanks again to our tour guides: Casey Shotton, Matt Collogan, Kevin Cassel, Amy Mead, and Kat Pohlman!
New Hanover County Recycling Center Visit
The CFCC Sustainability Committee visited the New Hanover County Recycling Center at 3002 US-421, Wilmington, NC 28401 on Thursday, October 20th, 2022. Joe Suleyman, Director of NHC Recycling & Solid Waste, coordinated our tour which was led by representatives from Sonoco Recycling, Gus, Drake, and Kevin. The committee extends a big "thank you" for being so generous with your time.
The NHC Recycling Center collects and sorts various recyclable items and then ships these items to other processing locations. We weren't allowed to take any video of our tour, but here's a video of a similar process from another community: https://youtu.be/M5nmNKVNCBw
Some key take-aways from our tour:
CFCC is celebrating Earth Day on Thursday, April 21st in the Union Station Lobby from 11am - 1pm. The CFCC Sustainability Committee will be tabling along with Plastic Ocean Project, Southern Forest Conservation Coalition, and the Student Government Association.
CFCC Sustainability Night
A nice summary of our first CFCC Sustainability Night! https://www.goseadevils.com/sports/wbkb/2021-22/releases/20220203erheej
CFCC Adopt-a-Highway Roadside Cleanup
Cape Fear Community College will participate in the N.C. Department of Transportation Adopt-a-Highway roadside cleanup program. CFCC will be responsible for MLK Parkway, from 23rd to 3rd Street, and will participate in a road cleanup once a month. Cleanups are usually on a Saturday between 9am - 11am.
The sign-up sheet will be located in CFCC’s Veterans Center on the Wilmington Campus (U-124) and North Campus (NB-200), as well as the admissions window. You can also sign-up online.
Please take a few minutes to watch the informational video for more details regarding the cleanup or email Veterans Affairs Coordinator Jason Bocchino at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If it's got a plug--you can recycle it! Computer/phones/cords and other household electronics can be dropped of at any of our electronic recycling fixtures. They are located at the Union Station Building (across from Port City Java), the S-building lobby (near the elevators), and on the North Campus in the McKeithan Center lobby.
If you are worried about leaving behind any of your personal info on an electronic device, bring it to the IT Help Desk (G-building or McKeithan Center) and have them take a look.
CFCC is now recycling used dry erase markers, permanent markers, all types of pens, mechanical pencils, and highlighters. Drop them off at either the Wilmington or North Campus Libraries.
From February 2023 to October 2023, CFCC recycled 125 pounds of batteries! Since we started battery recycling in Fall 2014, CFCC has recycled a grand total of 2,050 pounds.
You can find battery recycling fixtures on the Wilmington Campus: Library, S-building Second Floor Lobby, A-building Lobby, Union Station (beside the Port City Java), Wilson Center (beside the doors to the Studio Theater), P-building (maintenance/custodial) and on the North Campus: Library, NB building hallway, and the NE building lobby.
So, got some batteries rolling around in a desk drawer? Drop them off and keep them out of the landfill!
New Recycling Fixtures
In partnership with New Hanover County Environmental Management, CFCC has added 18 new multisort recycling fixtures on the Wilmington Campus, North Campus, Burgaw Center, and Surf City Center!
All recycling is commingled, so you can place paper/plastic/cans in ANY blue bin you find on campus.
EarthFest was held on Wednesday, April 17th from 11am – 2pm in the Amphitheater located behind Union Station. The Sustainability Committee reserved a table and placed signage (including a brand new table sign that we can use for future events) and had one of our new multisort recycling fixtures placed beside the table. EarthFest was well attended by students, faculty, and staff. The table also promoted VHS recycling in the library on Monday nights along with a live demo of VHS recycling.
Next public meeting:
TBA, mid-November or early December
Questions? Email Sustainability Committee Chair, Jacob Deininger: email@example.com
All film screenings will be in the CFCC International Center (L-221). Bring your lunch and learn about sustainability!