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Cedar Valley College Wins Two Awards in Sustainability

Oct 29, 2016 06:17PM

(Left to right): Dr. Joseph Seabrooks, president of Cedar Valley College; Dr. Maria Boccalandro, director of the CVC Sustainable Communities Institute; and Meghan Fay Zahniser, AASHE’s executive director.

Cedar Valley College has won two awards from two different organizations for its efforts to create sustainable communities. The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education honored them with the AASHE Campus Sustainability Achievement Award. American Association of Community Colleges chose Cedar Valley to received the Green Genome Award in the community engagement category. Cedar Valley was one of nine colleges that won the Green Genome Award, which focuses on economic development within communities.

Dr. Maria Boccalandro, director of the Sustainable Communities Institute at Cedar Valley, said the award from AASHE is particularly significant because the college was competing against more than 1,000 two- and four-year institutions, including universities that often have dedicated research groups and more funding. Cedar Valley, she said, won the Achievement Award based on the college’s comprehensive approach to sustainability.

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