Green+ in Focus

Elizabethtown CTC Hosts Statewide Diesel Training

In early June 2011 Elizabethtown Community and Technical College hosted training for a group of automotive/diesel instructors from community and technical colleges and schools throughout the state. Bruce Amacker, from Turbo Training, conducted the training on Ford Powerstroke Diesel Engines 6.0 Liter, 6.4 Liter and 6.7 Liter to teach the participants to trouble-shoot and repair highly popular light/medium duty diesel engines.

Green tips

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The best organic food is what's grown closest to you. Use Local Harvest's website to find farmers' markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area, where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other goodies.

The KCTCS Green+ Sustainability Initiative

Consistent with the KCTCS Vision to be the nation’s premier community and technical college system, KCTCS is becoming a leader in practices, educational and workforce training opportunities, and community leadership related to sustainable development or sustainability. The most commonly accepted definition of sustainable development is found in the 1987 United Nations’ Our Common Future: Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development (also known as the "Brundtland Report"): 

"Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."

Sustainability is more than “being green.” Multifaceted, sustainability touches every area of a college. Facilitating cultural change to enhance the well-being of people, sustainability includes improving efficiencies and effectiveness in a socially equitable manner. Implementing sustainable practices demonstrates responsible stewardship of social, economic, and environmental resources. KCTCS sustainability focus is on being “Green+”.