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Earth Day 2021 at LRATC

April 20, 2021


In recognition of Earth Day on April 22, we wanted to let everyone know what we are doing at ATC to reduce our consumption and be more environmentally friendly.

Sustainability and reducing our carbon footprint are very important to the staff of ATC. Lessons on Sustainability are incorporated into all of our programs. We are also always looking for ways to become even more environmentally friendly.

We recognize that some of our programs do use a lot of resources and will have an impact on our ecosystem. It is incumbent upon us to reduce that impact as much as possible through teaching and practice.

Below are some of the things we are doing at ATC to help reduce our environmental impact.

Applied Business Management

  • Gone paperless for all academic work

Automotive

  • Essentially paperless for all academic work
  • Recycling of all motor vehicle fluids (oil, coolant, etc.)
  • Recycling of all cardboard, batteries, metal, tires
  • Idle free zone
  • In class bottles, cans, paper are all recycled

Baking and Pastry

  • Paper recyclable products for all packaging (no plastic)
  • Reusable containers for lab use
  • Composting waste food

Broadcast Media

  • Gone completely digital for all aspects of work and assessment
  • In class recycling of all possible materials

Culinary Arts

  • Using biodegradable with single serve take out cutlery and paper ware.
  • Outdoor garden used to grow food for the program.
  • All packaging items are recycled
  • Recycle the deep fryer oil professionally
  • Upgraded to more energy efficient induction ranges when replacing equipment
  • Composting waste food

Early Childhood Educator

  • Gone paperless for all academic work
  • Collects whiteboard markers from all programs at ATC for recycling

Electrical

  • Wire is reused multiple times until it cannot be used anymore, then recycled
  • Electrical boxes and other devices are used for well over 40 times before having to be replaced
  • Pipe is used until rendered not usable, especially after multiple bends, then recycled
  • Copper wire is stripped, the plastic and copper both recycled
  • Paper, drink cans recycled

Esthetics

  • Paperless for test and exams
  • Used chemicals are collected and sent and to be processed
  • Eliminated single use dishes that would be used for services
  • Use biodegradable laundry detergent

Hairstyling

  • Recycling of hair and metals
  • Chemicals are collected and shipped for processing
  • Purchasing larger amounts and using small containers
  • Gone digital for all client records
  • Recycling of all PPE

Information Systems

  • E-cycle depot
  • Repurpose all electronic equipment as much as possible. 
  • Paperless
  • Try to lower our energy consumption with all our electronics.

New Media Design

  • Gone paperless for all academic work

Online Courses

  • Have gone completely digital for all courses

Plumbing

  • Recycle all plastics, copper & scrap metal from projects.
  • Re-use rags (wash) for wiping oily piping after threading process.
  • Have re-cycle beverage/ paper containers in classroom and shop.
  • Tests/quizzes gone digital

 
Without exception, all of our programs are recycling paper, reducing the use of paper and electing for digital means instead, recycling plastic and aluminum cans. 

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