Going green

According to a press release, Truckee Meadows Community College joined NV Energy’s NV Green Energy Rider program in December of last year. The release stated in part that the program has made it possible for 100 percent “of the energy serviced to students, faculty and staff at TMCC to come from renewable energy sources, such as solar or wind power.”

The press release cites TMCC as the first Nevada System of Higher Education institution to achieve this.

YeVonne Allen, program director of TMCC’s Equity, Inclusion and Sustainability Office, said the school will continue to work on environmental sustainability and resiliency with its Climate Action Plan strategies and goals.

The new energy program joins TMCC’s four solar arrays and two Verkek Electric vehicle charging stations as renewable sources of energy. The school also has 13 water bottle refilling stations which it estimates have, to date, saved over 21,000 single-use items from landfills.