Activist Oren Lyons learns about SFCC’s sustainability programs

Left to right: Santa Fe Community College Dean Camilla Bustamante, Ph.D. with Oren Lyons and Associate Dean Brooke Gondara, Ph.D.

Oren Lyons listens attentively to a discussion about the various certificate and degree programs offered at the college related to the environment and sustainablity such as the solar program, the algae program and the controlled environment agriculture program.

Luke Spangenburg, Director of Biofuels, Center of Excellence, (at far right) talks with Oren Lyon about the college's algae curriculum and research projects.

SFCC's greenhouse technician and instructor for Controlled Environmental Agriculture Pedro Casas Cordero (at far left) talks about the college's aquaculture, hydroponics and greenhouse classes.

Oren Lyons, advocate for indigenous rights and environmental rights, stopped by SFCC for a visit to learn more about SFCC’s sustainability programs. Oren Lyons is a Native American Faithkeeper of the Turtle Clan of the Seneca Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy. He was visiting Santa Fe to participate in a Turtle Talks fundraiser for Wings of America during the Santa Fe Indian Market.