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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 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...

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