Green tips

Did you know?

  • Using a water hose nozzle and turning off the water while you wash your car or bike can save more than 100 gallons of water each time.
  • Keeping showers under five minutes will save up to 1,000 gallons of water.
    Turning off the shower while you wash your hair will save more than 50 gallons a week. Similarly, turning the water off while you brush your teeth will save 4 gallons every minute.
  • Using a broom instead of a hose to wash off driveways and sidewalks will save up to 80 gallons every time. 

Source: Water Use it Wisely

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+”.