The American River Current

Renewable energy powers ARC students

DC Solar set up a trailer for display at American River College's 2017 Earth Day Celebration in front of the Student Center. (Photo courtesy of Don Reid / Sustainability at ARC)

Hannah Yates

February 7, 2019

Last semester brought big changes to American River College with the installation of 15 new solar-powered trailers across its three campuses, and now faculty is looking to improve the accessibility to these devices. The trailers on campus have three varieties: LED light poles, outlet stations, and ...

ARC printing supervisor brings eco-awareness to campus

Don Reid poses in his print shop at American River College on Nov. 28, 2017. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Ashley Hayes-Stone

January 31, 2018

Don Reid walks into the tiny office that he plans to soon call home. The small station consists of gray barren walls, an old desk, a squeaky chair and a dusty typewriter. The fluorescent lights cast a sickly green hue over everything. Reid picks up the ancient typewriter and tosses it into the nearest tr...

ARC makes efforts to improve campus navigation

American River College Printing Services Supervisor Don Reid holds up a prototype for the new campus maps that he is working on. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Brienna Edwards

December 6, 2017

Printing Service Supervisor Don Reid and retired Vice President of administration Ray DiGuilio, have just concluded a meeting American River College's Administration building, and have begun packing up their belongings. DiGuilio puts his jacket on and places his hat upon his head, he has a briefcase cl...

ARC becomes officially recognized “Tree Campus USA”

Printing Services Supervisor Don Reid stands in front of the administration building  at American River College in Sacramento, California on Sept. 7, 2017. Reid was instrumental in turning ARC into an officially recognized “Tree Campus USA” school. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Nathan Bauer

September 11, 2017

This year the Arbor Day Foundation designated American River College as a Tree Campus USA for its commitment to arboreal care and education. ARC joins other colleges like California Polytechnic State University, UC Davis and Sacramento State in becoming a tree campus and is only the fourth two-year instit...

Acorn Awards reward eco-sustainability at ARC

The Green Office Acorn Award's were cut up into smaller pieces and branded with the same symbol. Printing services supervisor, Don Reid, is the one who brought the idea of this rewards system to ARC.  (Photo courtesy of Don Reid)

Cheyenne Drury and Luis Gael

October 18, 2016

By Cheyenne Drury and Luis Gael Jimenez The American River College printing services department is heading up a directive to reward different departments around campus for being ecologically friendly. Printing services supervisor Don Reid is managing the campaign. He is in charge of implementi...

ARC could do more to recycle

A  recycle station  and a trashcan both near the Student Center on Oct. 13. A recent audit by sustainability at ARC found the campus could not meet the goal of 75 percent diversion by the year 2020. (Photo by Robert Hansen)

Robert Hansen

October 13, 2016

A sample of American River College’s diversion rates reveal the campus is below the mandated goals per AB 75 and AB 341 which are designed to help meet California’s recycling goal of 75 percent by the year 2020. Diversion rates measure the amount of landfill waste that is disposed of by other m...

Solar power may come to ARC following $3 million donation from DC Solar

Don Reid, who represents the Sustainability at ARC project, talks about upcoming sustainability projects happening on campus at the Associated Student Body Joint Budget Committee meeting Thursday. Reid gave his presentation updating projects in the work such as the already installed water refill stations as well as future plans including installation of solar panels. (Photo by Robert Hansen)

Robert Hansen

May 3, 2016

Don Reid, a representative for the Sustainability at ARC project at American River College, updated the Associated Student Body Joint Budget Committee (JBC) on the progress of green effort projects taking place on campus at Thursday’s JBC meeting. A possible upcoming project would be after a dona...

Filtered water bottle refill stations installed at ARC

An American River College student refills a water jug with at a new refill station in Davis Hall. Five refill stations across campus during spring break and ARC will install more around campus in the coming weeks. (Photo by Itzin Alpizar).

Itzin Alpizar

April 15, 2016

Five filtered water bottle refill stations were installed around the American River College campus that will save a minimum of 16,000 plastic bottles and $28,000 from the students’ budgets per term, according to the website of the company who makes the stations, ELKAY. Two stations each were installed in both t...

Sustainability at ARC receives $50,000 for recycle bin installations.

Two new Big Belly units sit on the American River College campus. The 14 Max-R recycle stations  and two Big Belly stations were installed around campus between February and March 2016. (Photo by Itzin Alpizar).

Itzin Alpizar

April 1, 2016

A previous version of this story incorrectly identified Sustainability at ARC as a committee and project in the headline and incorrectly identified Don Reid as Ron Reid and Jake Parker as Jake Potter. $50,000 was awarded to American River College sustainability representative Don Reid of the Buildings...

ARC to decorate recycling bins with student art

'Eyeball Dance' by Neil Putnam, left, and 'Blue Hands' by Daniel Meidinger and Andria Arnott are two pieces of artwork by American River College students to be placed on recycle bins on campus. (Photos by Karen Reay)

Lena DoBynes

November 16, 2015

The Earth painted in shades of blue and pink featuring a large eyeball is one of the artworks that will be displayed on trash bins that will be “upcycled” into recycling bins on the American River campus in coming weeks. Student Neil Putnam, the artist of “Earth’s Watching,” said that it was ...

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