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Town of Gilbert Welcomes Environmental Technology Center

Students at Chandler-Gilbert Community College now have a new place to study environmental science, grow their own gardens, and enjoy the outdoors.  The school cut the ribbon on their new Environmental Technology Center on Tuesday.  Mayor John Lewis was also on scene to welcome the center, and take a look at the facility himself.

The center includes an outdoor ramada that can be utilized for events or classes and a garden with pathways. The center also includes solar panels, donated by Salt River Project, to help provide power.

“Faculty, staff and students all worked together to make this dream a reality,” said CGCC president Linda Lujan.

She spoke of strolling in the garden to take a mental break during busy days.  The space aims to emphasize the importance of sustainability, and includes locally grown food and composting in addition to the solar panels.

“I look forward to the many educational opportunities that this Environmental Technology Center can offer the students,” said Salt River Project manager David Felix.

The space started as a concept for a garden in 2006.  The school hopes it will continue to grow.

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