Workshop: Lightening Your Ecological Footprint

Course ID - CTD0759-1    

Short Title: Ecological Footprint    

Audience:      All Employees
Length of Workshop:       3 hours 
Prerequisite     none

* Approved CT&D Workshop for Faculty Professional Development hours.

A “footprint” is a calculation of how much land is needed to support the consumption and waste produced by an individual or other entity. This 3 hour workshop will assist members of the college community in developing a greater understanding of how to lighten their ecological footprints by providing simple yet effective ways to make sustainable choices in one’s day to day life. An inter-disciplinary program guide compact disc (which can be adapted to specific courses) will be made available to faculty for use in classroom.


As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the term sustainability as it relates to environmental health
  • Calculate his or her personal ecological footprint
  • List 3 ways to reduce waste responsibility in one’s home or work setting
  • List 3 ways to re-cycle responsibility in one’s home or work setting
  • Design classroom activities promote recycling and help students understand the concept of an ecological footprint
  • Identify one way at the College, to personally conserve resources
  • List environmental pollutants and explain actions that can be taken to reduce or eliminate them
  • Explain ways in which disciplines can contribute to a deeper understanding of ecological sustainability




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Registration information
Course ID: - CTD0759-1
Course Title: Ecological Footprint
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

New - Easier registration for workshops

You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.