MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP
Beginning fall 2009, Capitol College will host its first meeting
of the Environmental Committee to include faculty, staff, and
student representatives to develop college-wide activities and
formation of an environmental club. The committee will establish
an institutional plan and goals to expand our green promise.
Environmentally Preferable Products and Services
Capitol College has committed to printing its quarterly magazine
using paper containing 50% recycled content including 15% post
Environmental Restoration or Community Environmental Projects
Capitol College participated in the Gorgeous Prince George’s Day
Tree Planting event in October 2008 and was the recipient of the
Maryland Bronze PLANT Award. The college plans to take part in
this annual event in an effort to expand the county’s tree cover
and beautification efforts.
Solid Waste/Material Use Reduction and Reuse
The college has taken steps to reduce paper waste by
communicating electronically including the creation of a monthly
e-newsletter, the Capitol Connector. Additionally, we are moving
towards placement of the college catalog on our website and
reduced printing waste by producing supplements to the bi-annual
catalog as needed.
The college recently signed a contract with BGE as part of the
BGE Smart Energy Savers Program to install four Variable
Frequency Drives (VFD’s) on our main building’s HVAC system to
improve energy efficiency. Total cost savings is $38,288 and a
reduction of 176,470.2 kWh per year.
The college allows eligible employees to participate in a
telecommuting work option to reduce daily commuter trips and
Efficient Business Travel
Capitol College utilizes teleconferencing technology and our
synchronous Capitol Live and asynchronous Capitol Online
platforms to host events and meetings to connect our
long-distance faculty members and business partners in lieu of
travel to campus.
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