Deborah Bird, CCC Maker TAP, with Tom Cappelleti, Professor Graphic Communication, Sacramento City College, presented at the Green Summit in Sacramento held on April 26-27.
The presentation explored the relationship between the CCC Maker Movement and the green economy and the potential for green technology employers to offer Internships to prepare students for careers in this rapidly growing area.
Several CCC Maker colleges have offered Green Challenges to students to inspire maker and entrepreneurial projects, such as Cosumnes River College’s Solar Club which, according to Torence Powell, Associate Vice President, Instruction and Student Learning, will be fabricating solar generators for Haiti this year.
Hilary Goodkind, the CCC Maker Project Lead, College of San Mateo, reports that their team is proposing organizing their makerspace proposals around new sustainability initiatives on their campus.
Several other colleges will propose projects with a strong green component, such as the tiny house project at Laney College and the aquaponics themed makerspace under consideration at Woodland College.