Presentation on theme: "NCCCS Code Green Leadership Team Of the NCACCP January 2009"— Presentation transcript:
1 NCCCS Code Green Leadership Team Of the NCACCP January 2009 SHIFT HAPPENSNCCCS Code Green Leadership TeamOf the NCACCPJanuary 2009Rose Harrell Johnson
2 SHIFT to Global Awareness of Issues Dwindling oil supplyHigh food costs 'a global burden‘Many US public schools in ‘air pollution danger zone’Acid rain kills treesIce cap shrinkingLoss of marine life impacts tourism and fishing industryFlooding and erosion caused by over development
3 SHIFT in Attitude and Actions Knowledge that natural resources vital to life(social, economic, environmental)are dwindling and damaged throughoveruse, misuse and a general disregardhas raised consciousness and spurred actionsaimed at reversing that trend.
4 SHIFT to Sustainability Revolution Ecology and conservationResource extraction and use (forestry, farming, fisheries, coal, oil, water, etc.)Health and social responsibilityCommunity, government and internationalCommerce (business, manufacturing)Ecological design (architecture, technology, site development)A phenomenon impacting six major sectors
6 SHIFT to Global Commitment US Mayors Climate Protection Agreement910 mayors, 50 states and Dist. Co. + Puerto Rico, representing more than 81 million citizensAmerican College and University Presidents Climate CommitmentAll 50 states, 300+ college and university presidentsAssociation for Advancement ofSustainability in Higher EducationColleges, businesses and organizations dedicated to sustainability.Kyoto Protocol183 countries and 1 regional economic integration organization (the EEC)US Climate Action Partnership31 major industries and environmental organizations
7 SHIFT in Commerce and Advocacy U.S. Climate Action Partnership MembersAlcoaAmerican International Group, Inc. (AIG)Boston Scientific CorporationBP America Inc.Caterpillar Inc.Chrysler LLCConocoPhillipsDeere & CompanyThe Dow Chemical CompanyDuke EnergyDuPontEnvironmental Defense FundExelon CorporationFord Motor CompanyFPL Group, Inc.General ElectricGeneral Motors Corp.Johnson & JohnsonMarsh, Inc.Natural Resources Defense CouncilThe Nature ConservancyNRG Energy, Inc.PepsiCoPew Center on Global Climate ChangePG&E CorporationPNM ResourcesRio TintoShellSiemens CorporationWorld Resources InstituteXerox Corporation
8 SHIFT in Manufacturing Commitment Green Manufacturing: Adoption and Implementation 2008In a survey of more than 300 global manufacturing executives, 71% believe the cost of greening the manufacturing process is getting lower, and the potential profit higher.Sustainable Supply Chain SummitNorth AmericaOct. 2008HOW TO MEASURE AND REDUCE THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT WHILE INCREASING EFFICIENCY AND PROFIT
10 SHIFT in Business and Manufacturing Detroit automakers’ bailout drive sputters on Capitol HillWASHINGTON -- The U.S. auto industry’s drive for a US$34 billion emergency taxpayer bailout was stuck in neutral on Friday as the chief executives of Detroit’s Big Three began a second day of testimony on Capitol Hill.Shift in DemandThe Sustainability Revolution
11 SHIFT in MANUFACTURING Battery plant announcement is good news for Michiganby Bryan Laviolette | MLive.com auto analystMonday January 12, 2009, 10:46 AMJust 10 years ago, who would have guessed that the battery would play a key role as Detroit regains its place as a center for automotive development.General Motors said that it will open a plant to make lithium-ion build battery packs for the upcoming Chevrolet Volt, which is expected to go on sale in late 2010.Battery plants, like the one that A123 Systems plans to build in southeast Michigan, have little in common with the local factories in which autoworkers are accustomed to building parts and cars.
12 SHIFT to Renewable Energy Russia Stops Gas to Eastern EuropeJan 2009Solar ThermalSolar PhotovoltaicBright Future? New N.C. utilities law generates proposal for solar-energy farm in Davidson County –Winston –Salem Journal May 2008 LEXINGTON -- A proposed 21.5 megawatt solar farm in Davidson CountyGeothermalSolar Photovoltaic Farm in CantonOctober 2008FLS Energy, Inc. plans to erect an eight million dollar solar photovoltaic field that will produce 1 megawatt of electricity to be purchased by Progress Energy as part of its plan to meet NC renewable energy mandates.WindBiofuels
14 SHIFT to Awareness of Land Issues Mudslide destroys Haywood home and renews slope debate –Asheville Citizen-Times Jan. 2009…State Representative Ray Rapp said the damage highlights the need for statewide restrictions on development of steep mountain slopes, which he will propose again once the General Assembly returns to Raleigh this month.The concept of sustainability is an important one in coastal North CarolinaUNC Coastal Studies InstituteThe idea of coastal sustainability involves not only maintaining the integrity of the natural environment, but also growing and preserving the economic and cultural aspects of these ever expanding communities.
15 SHIFT in Design Planning and Development Farming and Food Production Energy IndustryGreen ConstructionAuto Industry
16 SHIFT in Leisure Spending The InternationalEcotourism SocietyEcotourism is fast growing trendrepresenting 5% of overall U.S. traveland tourism market35-54 years of age82% have a college education or higherNorth American consumers are willing topay on average $1,000-1,500 more pereco-trip than mass tourists usually spend
17 U.S. Clean Air Act, U.S. Clean Water Act, U.S. Energy Policy Act SHIFT in PolicyThe U.S. is in a global marketplace. If we refuse to address policy and regulatory barriers to the sustained development of the new energy economy, other countries will lead and reap the economic and environmental benefits.U.S. Clean Air Act, U.S. Clean Water Act, U.S. Energy Policy ActU.S. Higher Education Sustainability Act (HESA) as part of the new Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HR 4137)NC Senate Bill 668 has specific energy benchmarks for any renovation or new construction involving 20,000 square feet or moreNC Senate Bill 3 promotes development of renewable energy and energy efficiency in the State through implementation of a renewable energy and energy efficiency portfolio standard
18 SHIFT in Legal Action TVA Ordered to Cut Emissions Asheville Citizen-Times(Jan. 14, 2009)Ruling applies to coalplants near NCAsheville – A federal judge ruledthe Tennessee Valley Authority mustclean up air pollution that harms thehealth of NC residents, obscuresmountain vistas and damages forests.The Sustainability Revolution
19 SHIFT in Employment US Unemployment -7.2% NC Unemployment -8.7% Big Firms Deepen Job, Wage Cuts- Jan 17, 2009Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.: 1,100 jobs (9%)ConocoPhillips: 1,350 (4%)Pfizer: 2,400 (33% of sales)Hertz: 4,000 (13%)WellPoint: 1,500 (3.6%)Circuit City: 30,000 (closing)Bank of America + Wells Fargo + others: Not yet disclosedUS Unemployment -7.2%NC Unemployment -8.7%(Dec. 2009)Only five metropolitan areas in the U.S. will escape job losses this year, according to a forecast released Jan. 17, by the U.S Conference of Mayors… Calling for an investment in 10 sectors, including renewable energy and green jobs…
20 SHIFT in Jobs Green Collar Jobs (Jan. 2009) ASES (American Solar Energy Society)… as many as 37 million jobs can be generatedby the renewable energy and energy efficiency (RE&EE) industries in the U.S. by 2030 –more than 17% of all anticipated U.S. employment.
21 SHIFT to Green Sector Jobs A Splash of Green for the Rust BeltBy PETER S. GOODMANPublished: November 1, 2008NEWTON, IowaHottest sectorswindSolar thermalFuel cellsSolar photovoltaicsBiofuelRecyclingEnergy efficient windows/doorsResearch and developmentGreen buildingExcerpt fromASES Green Collar Jobs ReportMark Kegans for The New York TimesArie Versendaal worked at the Maytag plant in Newton, Iowa, for years. After it closed, he went to TPI Composites, which makes wind turbine blades.
22 SHIFT in Economic Stimulus Obama unveils economic stimulus planNew York Times Jan. 9, 2009… Obama's stimulus plan, designed to save or create three million jobs, would include money for the building of roads, bridges and schools as well as money to promote renewable energies…vowed to double U.S. production of alternative energy in three years …
23 SHIFT in Community College Opportunities Position the NCCCS and its Colleges asLeaders in the Sustainability RevolutionPrepare green collar workforceCultivate environmental responsibilityModel green/sustainable campusesInfluence development of sustainable businesses, communities and municipalities
28 NCCCS SHIFT to Sustainability Examples Current EducationalPrograms/Community InitiativesGreen BuildingBio-Fuel TechnologiesWater ManagementPV Panel InstallationBrownfield TrainingSustainable AgricultureSustainable TechnologiesGreen Business ExpoGreen Building ConferenceFuel Cell TechnologyGreen Homes TourNC Sustainable CompetitionSustainable Lunch and LearnAlternative Energy DemoSustainable LandscapingSome New Programs BeingDeveloped or ConsideredSustainable TextilesEcotourismSustainable CommunitiesGreen Building DesignWater ConservationHydrologyLow Impact DevelopmentWind, Solar, Photovoltaic, NuclearExpand BiotechnologyIntegrate into Technology ProgramsManagement of Sustainable Tech.Full Range of Continuing Ed CoursesGeneral Ed Sustainability Course
29 SHIFT to Next Steps Code Green Leadership Team North Carolina Community College SystemSHIFT to Next StepsCode Green Leadership TeamSetting Standards for System-Wide ImplementationEnvironmental CommitmentSustainable Education/TrainingSustainable CampusesSustainable Businesses, Communities, Municipalities
31 RESOURCESGreen Recovery: Create Good Jobs and Start Building a Low-Carbon Economy Green Manufacturing: Adoption and Implementation ASES (American Solar Energy Society) Green Collar Jobs Kyoto Protocol US Climate Action Partnership US Mayors Climate Protection Agreement Presidents Climate Commitment Manufacturing Climate Solutions by Duke University