Green+ in Focus

Somerset CC Holding 9/11 Commemoration and Reflection

Somerset Community College is holding an open gathering on Monday, September 12, 2011, in order to commemorate and reflect upon the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks against the United States. Attendees will view a documentary film detailing the events of September 11, 2001, which will be followed by a period of open discussion and reflection of the events of that day and the decade that has since passed. Students, faculty and staff of SCC, as well as all members of the community at large are encouraged to attend.

Green tips

Did you know?

Grasscycling is the natural practice of leaving clippings on the lawn when mowing. The clippings quickly decompose returning nutrients to the soil. Grasscycling can reduce water and fertilizer requirements, mowing time and disposal costs. The average lawn can generate as much as eight tons of yard waste per acre each year. To learn more about Grasscycling, visit

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+”.