Community garden spaces available

Faculty, staff, and students can now register for a raised bed in the LLCC Community Garden. As a garden participant, you will manage Community gardenyour own space to grow the fruits or vegetables of your choice all season long. A $20 garden fee allows you to choose up to three raised beds, depending on space available and the amount of space you are willing to manage. Raised beds are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis until filled. First-time gardeners are welcome!
There are many documented benefits of gardening – it is cheaper to grow your own food, you can reduce stress through gardening activities and connecting with the soil, and you can eat a healthier, more delicious diet by incorporating whole foods that you grow yourself.

The LLCC Community Garden is located behind the Workforce Careers Center and Montgomery Hall. Contact Marnie Record at 6-4993 for more information about the LLCC Community Garden and to inquire about garden space availability.

Green Celebration tomorrow!

Please join us for a Green Celebration in the Workforce Careers Center Wed., April 23, 4-4:45 p.m.

Displays will feature solar and biodiesel trainers, bio-fueled go-cart, campus prairie, LLCC Environmental Club and Sustainability Team, along with “solar-powered snacks.”

At 4:30 p.m., LLCC Board Chair Justin Reichert will announce new green initiatives of the college and unveil the LEED plaque for the Workforce Careers Center.

LLCC celebrates Earth Week April 21-25

Recycle your athletic shoes and small appliances, receive a free book (faculty), take a green pledge, see displays, enjoy solar snacks, tour the bird banding station and attend the unveiling of the LEED plaque for the Workforce Careers Center!

Tuesday, April 22

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Solar snacks outside A. Lincoln Commons

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Free book for faculty “147 Tips for Teaching Sustainability: Connecting the Environment, the Economy, and Society,” A. Lincoln Commons

10 a.m. Bird banding tour with Professor Tony Rothering begins in front of  A. Lincoln Commons.

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Environmental Club presentation “Everyday Living: The Green Way,” A. Lincoln Commons

5:30 p.m. “Earth Day Dinner” in Bistro Verde, $59, reservations required at 786.2432

8:30-9:30 p.m. LLCC “Lights Out” Challenge Turn off lights, computer, TV or whatever is plugged in.

Wednesday, April 23

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Solar snacks outside A. Lincoln Commons

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Free book for faculty, A. Lincoln Commons

4-4:45 p.m. Green Celebration featuring unveiling of LEED plaque by LLCC Trustees at 4:30, solar snacks and displays, Workforce Careers Center foyer

All week

­Repurposed art display, small electronics and athletic shoe recycling drive, Green Your City pledge, A. Lincoln Commons

 Bird banding station open sunrise-11 a.m.

Green Cities cardboard display by the Library

Plastic bag recycling and Green Your City pledge, LLCC-Taylorville

Teracycle program and Green Your City pledge, LLCC-Litchfield

Campus Sustainability Day survey results

The Green Center would like to thank everyone who participated in the Campus Sustainability Day survey. More than 100 people filled out surveys!  Find the answers posted on the Green Center website HERE. Congratulations to the winners of the drawing for green products – Bobbi Dunn, Katie LoGrasso, Precious Brack and Elyse Calhoun.