Discipline: Ecology Environmental and Earth Sciences
Subcategory: Geosciences and Earth Sciences
Kali Coxe - North Carolina Central University
Co-Author(s): Christopher McGinn, North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC; Gordana Vlahovic, North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC
This paper will present an overview of current student-focused sustainability efforts at North Carolina Central University a Historically Black College/University (HBCU) in Durham NC. Ideally on college campuses students, faculty and staff are all engaged in sustainability efforts and serve as a spearhead for large sustainability efforts in local communities. At North Carolina Central University there is a need for a more systematic documentation of ongoing academic and community sustainability activities that include student participation. This paper will focus on a wide range of activities from previous and current academic year including: air quality monitoring and research on NCCU campus; alternative spring break solar installation in low income tribal community in San Diego, California, campus wide bike share initiative and the creation of NCCU sustainability GIS database. Moreover, this paper will highlight the real world involvement and practical application of these sustainability efforts by discussing environmental and geospatial internships that included sustainability components.
Funder Acknowledgement(s): N/A
Faculty Advisor: Christopher McGinn, email@example.com
Role: Cataloged and created a GIS database of all sustainability efforts.