Butte College is hosting two public workshops this spring as part of its series, "Green Education: Residential & Commercial Consumers" at The Training Place, 2320 Forest Avenue, in Chico. The workshops will focus on the three principles of sustainability: social, economic and environmental.
"The workshops are designed for both the business owner and homeowner who want to learn more about what sustainability and ‘going green' really means," said Annie Rafferty, Director of the Butte College Training Place. "Sustainability can mean a lot of things to many people. All of the workshops start with the very basic concepts of sustainability so that people feel comfortable with what sustainability is and learn how to incorporate sustainability into their lives, homes and businesses."
Jon Stallman, Butte College's Sustainability Coordinator will teach the workshops from 9 a.m. to noon.
Each session includes:
Feb. 21: Energy & Utility Bill Savings in which participants will:
• Learn to read and understand their energy bills
• Learn to evaluate the difference between efficiency, conservation and production
• Explore no-cost and low-cost approaches to efficiency and conservation
• Learn to assess water saving strategies
• Apply simple savings solutions for air and water heating, cooling, electricity and lighting
• Learn about renewable energy systems such as solar and
March 7: Healthy Environments: Awareness for the Home & Workplace in which attendee will:
• Explore their home's natural and unnatural health hazards
• Evaluate materials- sources, emissions, maintenance and waste
• Develop concepts for managing the exterior of their homes
• Gain an understanding of natural lighting, drainage, and indoor air quality
• Develop an educated framework for considering green home improvements and consumer purchases
The workshops are $45 per session. For more information or to register, call The Training Place at 530-895-9015.