SFCC Partners with Next Generation Water Summit

SANTA FE, NM – Santa Fe Community College, as the official education sponsor for the upcoming Next Generation Water Summit, will offer three pre-summit water certification courses May 31 to June 2.  The City of Santa Fe, Santa Fe Green Chamber of Commerce, Green Builder Coalition and the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association are hosting the first-of-its-kind national event. The summit begins June 4 and continues through June 6 at the Santa Fe Convention Center. For a detailed schedule visit nextgenerationwatersummit.com.

“We’re delighted to partner with the City of Santa Fe, Green Chamber of Commerce, the Green Builder Coalition and the City of Santa Fe by being the education partner,” SFCC President Randy Grissom said.  “Santa Fe Community College recognizes that water scarcity is a critical challenge particularly in the West. The courses that the college will offer for the pre-summit event will not only help address serious water issues, but also will train people to work in jobs in water efficiency and sustainability fields.”

The college will offer three pre-summit courses on its campus, 6401 Richards Ave. The courses offered (May 31 to June 2) are: Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL) professional certification, WERS® (Water Efficiency Rating Score) Verifer and ARCSA (American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association) Harvesting AP Workshop. The courses offer the latest in professional instruction and preparation for certification in water efficiency use. To read full course descriptions and course registration information visit www.greenbuildercoalition.org/news/torch-04a-2017#Courses. Pre-registration is required. To register for the Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper class, register for course ENVR 217 at www.sfcc.edu  or in person at the college. Register for the WERS® Verifier class by contacting SFCC’s Director, Center of Excellence, New Mexico EnergySmart Academy Amanda Hatherly by email: amanda.hatherly@sfcc.edu. To register for ARCSA Harvesting AP Workshop go to www.arcsa.org.


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Irrigation Repair

Santa Fe Community College will be repairing irrigation lines at the central roundabout (the drop-off area by the flag poles) Monday, April 23 through Monday, April 30. During repairs, the roundabout will not be accessible. Please use other entrances into the main and West Wing parking lots. No parking areas will be affected. Please use caution when walking or driving in the vicinity. Thank you for your patience while we make improvements to campus.