GCC Receives $632,000 National Science Foundation Grant for Student Scholarships

The National Science Foundation S-STEM program has awarded $632,000 to Greenfield Community College to provide scholarships to students in Engineering, Environmental Science, Farm and Food Systems, and Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency over a five-year period. The E2S5 (Environment, Engineering, Sustainability Science Student Success Scholarships) Project will provide up to $10,000 to those full-time, Pell eligible students […]

Western Mass Women’s Fund Awards 3-year Grant for GARDEN Project

Thanks to extended funding by the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts, Franklin County women in transition will be able to develop skills in sustainable agriculture and food preservation. The Franklin County Women’s GARDEN (Growing Agricultural Resiliency and Developing Economic Networks) Project – a collaboration between Greenfield Community College, Montague Catholic Social Ministries, and New England […]

GCC Wins National Green Genome Award

Recognition for outstanding college sustainability and workforce efforts  When community college leaders from across the United States look for an example of an innovative, effective, and sustainable college, they’ll look to Greenfield Community College. As part of an expanding national effort to support environmentally sustainable practices, programs, and job training at the nation’s almost 1,200 […]

GCC Improves Recycling

Greenfield Community College received 50 large recycling bins designed specifically for placement alongside the college’s trash receptacles as part of a national recycling bin grant made possible by Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and The Coca-Cola Foundation. In its 9th year, the Coca-Cola/KAB Recycling Bin Grant Program is providing nearly 4,500 recycling bins to colleges and […]

Greenfield Community College officials testify at congressional hearing about energy-related jobs and education

From the Recorder – by KATHLEEN McKIERNAN GREENFIELD — For a second time this year, Greenfield Community College’s program in renewable energy and energy efficiency is being recognized by national leaders in Washington, D.C. President Bob Pura and Associate Professor Teresa Jones on Tuesday attended a congressional hearing on energy-related jobs and education at the […]

GCC President and REE Professor to testify at Congressional Hearing June 24

On Wednesday, June 18, Congress called Greenfield Community College. Sarah Parker from Representative Peter DeFazio’s office contacted GCC, asking GCC to speak at a hearing on education and American energy jobs being held by the Natural Resources Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources. DeFazio is the Ranking Member on the House Natural Resources Committee, […]

Jones receives Green Giant Award from Western Mass Green Building Group

Area green builders know there’s a green giant walking among us, even though that giant isn’t a tall guy wearing green tights. The Massachusetts West Branch of the US Green Building Council recognizes that Teresa Jones, Program Coordinator for GCC’s Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency (RE/EE) program is a giant in the green energy and building field. […]

Joshua Freund Connects GCC with Stone Soup Café

Joshua Freund doesn’t list “Matchmaker” on his resume, but he should. Joshua made the match between Greenfield Community College and Stone Soup Café, a weekly “pay-what-you-can” community café that provides wholesome meals and supportive community to a diverse group of 60-110 people every Saturday at All Souls Church in Greenfield. Increasing accessibility to local food, […]

GCC recognized by state for its energy leadership

The Recorder Tuesday, October 29, 2013 Greenfield Community College was among 10 recipients of a “Leading by Example” award presented by the state Monday recognizing efforts to significantly reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, increased recycling, the use of renewable energy and other clean energy and environmental quality initiatives. The awards, presented by state […]

Art Meets Science in GCC Greenhouse

In coming months, Greenfield Community College Art students and faculty will create art using “locally grown” inks they’ve made themselves from plants grown in GCC’s greenhouse. The Pigment Garden Project is the brainchild of Art Instructor Kelly Popoff and Greenhouse/ Laboratory Technician Tony Reiber and a collaboration between GCC’s Science and Art Departments. Kelly and […]

Energy Field Leads the Way

Like many GCC students, when Jamie Cross started at GCC in the spring of 2009, he wasn’t sure where he was headed. GCC helped him find the way. This fall, Jamie is studying at Illinois State University towards a master’s degree in Project Management focused in the Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency (RE/EE) field. Jamie grew up […]

GCC celebrates $100,000 solar grant

From The Greenfield Recorder – September 25, 2012 – By Chris Shores GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College has received a $100,000 grant from private investors to help fund the school’s renewable energy/energy efficiency program. The grant — funded by solar energy company SunEdison as part of the $8 million 2.0-megawatt solar farm project built on […]