Fifth Breakout Session
3 – 3:50 p.m.
Beginner's Tips on How to Start Sustainability in the Classroom
Wo Man Li
There are many more things that students and teachers can do to be sustainable than just using less paper. The audience will find some of my tips useful if they are newbies (or even veterans) on campus sustabinability.
About the Speaker:
Wo Man Li
Michael Li is the program coordinator of geology at Richland College, where he also teaches environmental sciences. He has been teaching for four years and is constantly looking for new ways to incorporate sustainability both at home and at work. He is particularly interested in new technology and in renewable energy sources.
P141 Training Room
Richland College has tracked energy consumption since 1975, and it currently provides and tracks the recycling of 38 different materials while maintaining and monitoring an onsite waste management program. Last year alone, Richland College recycled 485 tons of materials. In 2017, Richland College became the first and only educational institution to be awarded the City of Dallas Zero Waste Management Gold Level Green Business certification for its efforts in preventing waste, incorporating recycling and promoting reuse, reduce and compost in its operations. In 2010 and 2011, Richland College was awarded the Environmental Protection Agency WasteWise Award for University and College Partner of the Year. Richland College also won the national Recyclemania Grand Championship in 2016 and the Texas Grand Championship each year from 2010 to 2017.