Irene Ramirez, Allen Babiarz, Laurie Czulno, Deanna Quarcini and other members of the South Suburban College Sustainability Committee recently toured the Thornton Quarry. | Supplied photo
Updated: September 5, 2013 6:02AM
The South Suburban College Sustainability Committee recently participated in the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District’s Deep Tunnel and Thornton Quarry tour.
One of the SSC committee’s goals is to provide continued education about improving the local community’s environment.
“It was fascinating to be at the bottom of the section of the quarry that is the reservoir for the tunnel,” committee member Deanna Quarcini said in a news release.
“The environmental impact is huge in that it will greatly minimize the flooding concerns that have troubled this region. A portion of the quarry is being recycled into something good for the environment,” she said.
The committee was established in 2011 to coordinate SSC’s efforts in sustainability leadership.
The SSC Board is serious about sustainability and bringing green initiatives to campus,” Don Manning, SSC president, said in a news release.
Students launched a green club in 2012 under the leadership of Rebecca Garcia, club president and student trustee. In 2013, the college’s activity earned recognition from the Green Governments Coordinating Council as a Bronze Level Compact School.