Center for Sustainability to host free classes at 2010 Charlotte Clean and Green event

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Central Piedmont Community College’s (CPCC) Center for Sustainability (CFS) recognizes that environmental sustainability contributes to the overall well-being of the surrounding community and that as Charlotte grows, it will become increasingly more important for each individual to do their part and choose green.

That’s why the CFS will host a variety of FREE classes at this year’s Charlotte Clean and Green celebration, being held in conjunction with CPCC’s week-long celebration of the arts – Sensoria. The following classes will be held on Sensoria Saturday to teach local residents how to be more environmentally friendly, while reducing their carbon footprint and living a more sustainable lifestyle.

· Energy Savings 101

· Green Building and Remodeling 101

· 25 Ways to Go Green for Under $50

· Making the Queen City a Green City

· Residential Solar

· Certified Green – What Does it Mean?

· Rain Gardens for Your Yard

· Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s Trees, An Asset You Can Help Preserve

· Tax Rebates and Incentives for Homeowners

· Green Jobs/Green Careers

· Making Organic Vegetable Gardening Easy!

· Creating a Backyard Wildlife Habitat

· Green Schools and CMS Initiatives

For a complete schedule of classes, complete with class times and locations, please visit http://www.charlottecleanandgreen.com/classes.php.

WHERE: CPCC Central Campus, 1201 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte

WHEN: Saturday, April 17; 10 a.m.

CONTACT: To learn more about the event, please visit www.charlottecleanandgreen.com or http://sensoria.cpcc.edu.

Central Piedmont Community College is the largest community college in North Carolina, offering close to 300 degree and certification programs, customized corporate training, market-focused continuing education, and special interest classes. CPCC is academically, financially and geographically accessible to all citizens of Mecklenburg County. In 2002, the National Alliance of Business named CPCC the Community College of the Year for its response to the workforce and technology needs of local employers and job seekers through innovative educational and training strategies.

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