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Green Initiatives at NCMC 

  • 4-Day Work Week during the summer
  • Semester schedules are now online – no printing!
  • Scanned documents for directories/resource guides and placing them on shared drives and jump drives – no copies!
  • Custodians use cleaners, chemicals and equipment that all have the “green” seal
  • Paper products (toilet paper, paper towels, etc) are all made from recycled materials
  • When replacing lights campus wide, the Physical Plant installs T8 lamps, which are more energy efficient
  • Electronic valises are used in lights instead of magnetic.
  • All lights and batteries are sent to a recycling center
  • Programmable thermostats are used in buildings so they can be set back during off hours
  • New AC units meet government rating standards
  • HVAC systems are air-to-air heat pumps
  • Empty toner cartridges from copy machines are sent to Rissler Elementary for recycling
  • Discarded paper is used in staff printers
  • Employees are encouraged to use both sides of paper before throwing away
  • Recycle bins are located in all offices
  • Posters, signs, folders, 3-ring binders, and divider sheets are recycled or reused
  • Meeting minutes are posted on a shared drive or intranet – No printing or copying!
  • The Bookstore recycles plastic (bags, bubble wrap, packaging, and bottles)
  • Employee bookstore purchases are placed in recycled plastic bags from shipments
  • Cardboard boxes from Bookstore shipments are recycled
  • The Library and other areas utilize the “Energy Saver” setting on AC units
  • • All graduation gowns are made by using recycled products