Environmental Responsibility

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LTC's Committee on Sustainable Solutions works to develop a culture of sustainability among employees and students on campus, and to reduce energy consumption through education, conservation and energy management.

In the Classroom

  • In 2011, as part of a Department of Education grant, LTC integrated 11 new sustainability competencies into existing courses in Marketing, Information Technology, Human Resources Management, and Hotel and Hospitality Management.
  • A ninth Core Ability was added to the existing eight Core Abilities that all students must possess upon graduation from their program at LTC. “Apply Sustainable Practices,” this ninth Core Ability, is formally a part of ALL PROGRAMS at LTC.
  • LTC offers a Principles of Sustainability class to help students develop sustainable literacy.
  • An example of integrating sustainability across the board is LTC's use of a virtual paint system in automotive painting classes as a unique way to train people while reducing emissions and costs.

Environmental Campus

  • In the summer of 2011, LTC opened its Environmental Campus just south of LTC's Cleveland campus. The campus is home to the Horticulture Technician program, student gardens and a planned Sustainable Living Center.

Old Growth Forest

  • LTC's Old Growth Forest is a unique gem in our state and has evolved over 10,000 years without recent significant intervention. In 2011, the Old Growth Forest was declared a State Natural Area by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. LTC is the only technical college that is home to a designated State Natural Area in Wisconsin. Students in the Horticulture Technician Program will help manage invasive species in the State Natural Area.
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