Green Curriculum

Sustainability, Equity, Environment, Economics

 

Many courses at PSC provide an introduction to sustainability concepts or help students develop skills to live a more "green" lifestyle. Consider enrolling to learn more.

 

 

PSC works in partnership with the Illinois Green Economy Network's (IGEN's) Greening Your Curriculum program. IGEN offers numerous resources on sustainability education to help Illinois community colleges integrate sustainability concepts and critical thinking into the curriculum.

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Courses with "Green" Content

Name That Pest: Weed and Insect Identification

How can you treat a pest in your yard if you don’t know what it is? In this class, you will learn to identify noxious and common weeds, harmful and beneficial insects, and the basics of controlling these pests to make the most of your lawn and garden this summer.

code:PIHMG-025-MC
cost:$29
dates: Mar 19
days: W
time: 06:00pm-09:00pm
location: MAC 118

See “How To Register” for registration options.

The Chemical-Free Backyard: Protecting Your Family and Pets

Products you purchase to fertilize the lawn, control the weeds, and eliminate insects contain toxic chemicals and heavy metals. These products can contaminate water supplies and even get absorbed by the food we grow. In this class, you will learn how to safely and effectively treat and maintain your yard without posing a risk to your family. You will learn how to make smarter and healthier purchases of lawn and garden treatments, how and when to best apply, and recipes to make your own.

code: PIHMG-026-MC
cost: $69
dates: Apr 02-Apr 16
days: W
time: 06:00pm-09:00pm
location: MAC 118

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Successful Gardening: From Seedling to Harvest

In this hands-on class learn how to develop and maintain a successful garden. Topics include: proper soil prep, how and when to plant, proper watering, and weed and pest control. Students also learn how to respond to climate changes during the growing season. Prepare to get your green thumbs a little dirty. Note: All students registering for this class are eligible to receive a discount when renting a plot in PSC’s Community Garden.

code: PIHMG-021-PS
cost: $49
dates: May 07-May 14
days: W
time:06:00pm-09:00pm
location: K 115 (North Campus off Vollmer Rd)

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