It’s understood that institutions of higher learning offer educational opportunities. However, it clearly shows an earnest commitment to go beyond the classroom and promote worldly ideas when a school takes the initiative to promote environmental awareness. Orange Coast College in Coast Mesa has done just that.
Recently, the college cut the ribbon on a 7-million dollar, 5-acre recycling site on campus. The Adams Avenue facility builds on the 4-decade commitment to provide students with a place to drop their recyclables. However, the new recycling venue takes the commitment to another level by making it available to the public as well.
Residents from all across Southern California will be able use the facility. Beyond accepting the normal paper, plastics and glass, the facility will compensate people, using the standard California redemption rate for designated items. Of special note, the service will also handle large appliances and the all-important need for electronics disposal.
OCC grew out of sense of recycling something into a useful commodity. In 1947, the school got its start when voters approved a measure to recycle a former military base into an educational facility. Today, Orange Coast College is fully accredited by the World Association of Schools and Colleges with over 135 educational programs offered to its more than 20,000 regular students.
There is a vibrant campus life with dozens of clubs and organizations to prepare students to engage socially. OCC also promotes the benefits of team sports with intramural programs and intercollegiate athletic squads, which every student as an equal opportunity to participate.
For over a half a century students have been able to count on OCC to give them the tools for a solid educational foundation. Now they can count on the school to support and stand behind important visions that also help promote the world around them. Learn more: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/denova-homes-hosts-orange-coast-college-architecture-students-300544974.html
While this new facility shows support for the modern interests of their students, it’s also a display of allegiance to the local community. The new recycling facility may seem out of the ordinary for a college, but not at Orange Coast College. They’ve made being a leader in the promotion of worldly ideas their business for over a half century.