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    Climate Change Round Table

    Representatives of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (and the Mexican and Canadian counterparts of this agency) will be on campus Thursday, September 9 in Daniels Hall (5th Floor of the Union Station Building) from 8:30 am to 10:30 am. called The Role of Youth in Ensuring Environmental Justice Through Responses to Climate Change.

    This event will feature short presentations by 4 panelists and a keynote presentation followed by a facilitated question and answer period. They will broadcast this event to allow participation of those unable to attend in person. Dr. Jason Chaffin will also make a short presentation to share with the audience the vision and scope of education of the Community College.

    You are invited to attend these sessions and participate in a round table discussion.  Join us and share your ideas, concerns, and suggestions.


    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 every three months.

    The first scheduled cleanup is rescheduled to Saturday, May 8th, 2021, between 9 AM – 11 AM. 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.

    Please take a few minutes to watch the informational video for more details regarding the cleanup or email Veterans Affairs Coordinator Jason Bocchino at

    Styrofoam Recycling

    Styrofoam recycling

    Yes, you CAN recycle styrofoam in Wilmington! The CFCC Sustainability Committee has partnered with UNCW Recycling Services for use of their recently acquired styrofoam recycling equipment.  

    Styrofoam can be sent to our CFCC Shipping & Receiving department and we will deliver it to the UNCW campus for you or you can deliver the materials yourself.

    Questions about what types of styrofoam can be accepted and the UNCW Recycling Services address can be found here.

    Marker Recycling

    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.

    CFCC EarthFest

    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.

    Battery Recycling

    From October 2019 to February 2021, CFCC recycled 261 pounds of batteries!  Since we started battery recycling in Fall 2014, CFCC has recycled a grand total of 1,315 pounds.

    You can find battery recycling fixtures on the Wilmington Campus: Library, S-building Second Floor Lobby, G-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.

    Get Involved!!!

    Next public meeting:

    Mid-September 2021

    Questions?  Email Sustainability Committee Chair, Jacob Deininger:

    CFCC Sustainability Committee Meeting Minutes

    Take the CFCC Sustainability Awareness Pledge!

    Global Footprint Network
    Footprint Calculator

    How much land area does it take to support your lifestyle? Take this quiz to find out your Ecological Footprint, discover your biggest areas of resource consumption, and learn what you can do to tread more lightly on the earth.


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