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Who is eligible?
STLCC students from all disciplines with an interest in sustainability, an eye for detail, and a commitment to professionalism - students will participate via a credit class or through continuing education.
The planning process continues this spring 2012, with the City of St. Louis 2011 GHG inventory completed by spring 2012. Average student time commitment is 10 hours per week for the 15 week semester.
For more information, please contact:
Janet Witter, Sr. Project Coordinator for Sustainable Technologies
Opportunity for STLCC Students to Build City-wide Greenhouse Gas Inventory
St. Louis Community College continues to have an unprecedented opportunity for students to participate in honors projects, service learning, or internships while developing a city-wide greenhouse gas emissions inventory that will serve as the foundation for strategic planning in many areas of city operations. In the spring 2011, through a partnership with HOK and the City of St. Louis, four STLCC students participated on the Greenhouse Gas Inventory Project Management Team along with HOK consultants and city leaders collecting the data necessary to build and maintain the inventory. The alliance will continue to offer students real-world experience with sustainability planning issues such as urban planning, data collection and analysis, modeling, environmental footprint reduction strategies, energy efficiency initiatives, business communication, etc. Because of the nature of this ongoing, annually updated project, it coincides well with the requirements of service learning and Honors program special projects.
Students will be directly involved with building the inventory which will utilize the Clean Air and Climate Protection (CACP) software, developed by ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) with assistance from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the National Association of Clean Air Strategies (NACAA). It is the premier system used by municipalities to measure greenhouse gas emissions. Since 2001, over 1,000 cities worldwide have joined ICLEI and carry out their sustainability efforts with the assistance of ICLEI's resources. Transferable skills and knowledge gained through this program will be extremely valuable to students interested in careers in a variety of sustainability fields, including, but not limited to: energy systems, engineering, design, public administration, construction, business management, economic development, policy planning, and communications.