Right here in our “Big Backyard” is Gateway’s Center for Sustainable Living. I recently enjoyed a beautiful spring day touring the facility and the grounds with center director James Gray.
This residential building has been transformed into a learning environment for Gateway students and the community. It allows for hands-on learning and demonstration projects revolving around green energy systems and development. Sustainable practices are integrated into the center and grounds including sustainable building products, organic seeds and plants and implementing energy efficiencies. Several Gateway programs such as Horticulture, Engineering, Geoexchange Technology, Interior Design, Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology, and Gateway’s apprenticeship program utilize the center to provide hands-on training to students.
The Center for Sustainable Living is creating wonderful learning opportunities in a unique environment. Stop by the Center and see for yourself how Gateway is bringing green to the classroom.