• MHCC Named Finalist for Climate Leadership Award

    Mt. Hood Community College was recently named one of 18 finalists for the eight annual Second Nature Climate Leadership Awards. The awards recognize achievements in sustainability and climate change mitigation at signatory colleges and universities of the Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitments, which MHCC signed in 2015.

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    Second Nature partners with the U.S. Green Building Council in offering the Climate Leadership Awards. Nominees are considered for the award based upon their climate neutrality efforts (link "climate neutrality efforts" to: https://www.mhcc.edu/03272017, curriculum integration, partnership building and innovative leadership. Winners are recognized at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo as part of the Greenbuild Leadership Awards.

    More than 600 colleges and universities located in every state and the District of Columbia have signed the Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitments. Some 91 institutions, MHCC among them, signed the first commitment and are considered Charter Signatories.

    “This achievement recognizes the efforts of our team members throughout Facilities, Risk Management, and Environmental Health and Safety,” said Charles George, MHCC’s director of facilities management. “It acknowledges our careful use of chemicals, our EHS programs and notifications, our custodial cleaning chemicals, ongoing environmental projects, recycling and maintenance methods, and just the general approach we take towards the environment, our students and the community.”

    Second Nature will announce the Climate Leadership Award winner this fall.