Green+ in Focus

Hazard CTC's Kentucky School of Bluegrass and Traditional Music Is Just What the Doctor Ordered

For Sharon Morris, attending college was just what the doctor ordered. She was diagnosed with Parkinson disease in 2003 and she was told learning something new might help. She is surprised at how much taking that advice has helped her. At age 61, she has rarely missed a day of class at HCTC’s Kentucky School of Bluegrass and Traditional Music.

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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+”.