ENERGY STAR Challenge Participant Story

Howard Community College
Columbia, Maryland
Date Joined: February 23, 2009

At Howard Community College the Facilities and Sustainability Team (FAST) meets bi-monthly to develop a comprehensive sustainability plan and facilities improvements program, and consists of representatives from all college constituency groups, Students, Staff and Faculty. In April 2007, the college's board of trustees and president made a bold statement by signing the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment. This agreement demonstrates HCC's leadership within the college community and throughout society to minimize global warming emissions as well as provide the knowledge and education to achieve climate neutrality.

HCC uses it's sustainability web site to link with the EPA's ENERGY STAR and other web sites. It also promotes our own events like Earth Day Week. Howard County events like Greenfest and national events like Focus the Nation and Power Shift that we take part in. These events are also promoted in our local and student news papers, cable tv station and on hall way tv monitors all over campus.

Contact Information:
Robert Marietta
410-772-4962 (phone)
rmarietta@howardcc.edu (email)