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New sustainability class brightens CNM’s future By Daniel Johnson Editor In Chief





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The fall semester of 2014 at CNM is utilizing the idea of sustainability by having a new class SUST-1134 Intro to Sustainability which is going to teach students the different ways man kind can progress forward while leaving less of a carbon footprint in the process, said Campus as a Living Lab Liaison Carson Bennett. The sustainability class is an introduction to concepts used to make an environment more planet, profit, and people friendly which is also called the 3 Ps, he said. “The idea is to identify a problem and figure out a way to solve it with an environmental, socially equitable, and economical solution, all while making people and the planet happy,” Bennett said. The renovations to buildings on campus which will allow them to use less energy by providing more windows to allow for more natural lighting is an example of an economical solution, he said. Natural light is also proven to make people work more efficiently and feel more comfortable while inside the building, which is a socially equitable solution, he said. For the environmental solution products used are made out of recycled and environmentally safe materials and when all of this is done you have found a sustainable solution to make a building more energy efficient, he said. “Creative problem solving is something that I really love about this class, you are able to look at the world today and see problems that you can solve with the information you will learn in this class,” Bennett said. The class will look at examples of how problems have been solved in sustainable ways in the past as well as ways that seemed sustainable but have failed, he said. The class will allow the students to access the same information and statistics that big businesses like CNM use to make decisions on renovations and building concepts, he said. “The class will also discuses if it is truly possible to find a solution to problems that can last forever or at least last a really long time,” Bennett said. Once a 3 Ps concept is reached the class will discusses if the solution can be used in other fields or if it can be utilized globally or just locally, he said. The class will consist of hands on learning, reading, lecture, field trips, and a lot of group discussions, he said. “Students who take this class will be at the ground floor for the new direction the school is spending a lot of

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Different classes use renovations and construction projects to educate students in the areas they are studying like math, science, engineering or statistics, he said. There were four Campus as a time Living Lab projects put into place in the fall and energy to semester of 2013, he said. go in,” Bennett said. The biggest one of the four was the recycle mania The class has a required service project so students will be event, which started as a competition but then evolved able to help local businesses find sustainable solutions to probinto a teaching opportunity because faculty would use lems that they need assistance with, he said. the event data to teach different types of learning outThe class will count as a Liberal Arts and Sciences comes to students in their classes, he said. elective, he said. Data was used for behavioral phycology concepts “One really cool thing about the class is that it and statistics in a couple of psychology classes, he said. transfers directly to UNM as a sustainability intro CNM installed solar panels at four different class for the sustainability minor degree that can be locations that can be used for educational purposes achieved there,” Bennett said. The class will be a part of the Campus as a Living by classes like chemistry, physics, and a few of the Lab because students will study how the projects on applied technology classes, he said. “I would love for students to be able to look at the campus relate to the 3 Ps concepts, he said. world, the nation, classes or in their own families and Campus as a Living Lab is the idea of turning say, hey I can use the 3 Ps to solve this problem and a campus into a learning opportunity for students, solve it for good,” Bennett said. he said.




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Transportation Resources By Rene Thompson Guest Writer

Sometimes it can be hellish to find one’s way around the city and sometimes it’s even harder to find one’s way around the seven campuses of CNM. So here is a comprehensive list of, parking pass information, bus routes to and from campuses, as well as how to get a free bus pass from the school.

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General parking passes are free and are required to park in the general free lots, so make sure you get one before trying to park your car, or parking enforcement might just ticket your vehicle without an up to date semester sticker. Also, all vehicles have to be registered through the MyCNM website first, which is on the welcome page under transportation, and once that is done, print it out and head down to the security office. Security office locations are at: Main Campus: PS-North Entrance Front Desk, Montoya Campus: TW-107 PHOTO BY MARIE BISHOP Westside Campus: MJG-100B Students can also get paid parking passes at $43 per semester, but those usually run out fast, so get on that if that PHOTO COURTESY OF HUFFINGTONPOST.COM is the route you would like to go. But be warned though that just because it is a paid lot does not mean that there will be a free spaces there (the parking craziness usually subsides after the first couple of weeks…usually). And most importantly, make sure you know which lots are paid and which are not, because parking enforcement knows, and they will not give you any slack for not knowing which lots are which.


All current students and employees can qualify for a free ABQRide bus pass sticker that gives free rides all semester long and can be picked up at these locations. Main Campus: SSC-111 Montoya Campus: TW-207 South Valley Campus: SV-40 Westside Campus: WSII 104-H Advanced Technology Center: South Entrance Reception Desk



ABQ Ride has a great online trip planning page at planyourride.cabq. gov and click on landmarks then higher institutions for a list of CNM campuses, or type in the address. Make sure the bus you need runs during the times you need to go, as many routes end before 5 p.m. There is also an app for I-related product users, and can be found by searching for ABQ ride app through an I-phone, I-pad, or I-touch product, which has many features to include calculating trip times, fares and There are bus schedule updates via text message as well, where students can find out the next two busses coming on a route by texting 27433 and providing the bus route number to get a text back within seconds (standard texting rates apply). From the Main campus to Montoya students would have to take the 50 and the 5 bus routes to get back and forth. To get from Main campus to the Workforce Training Center there are more than five possible routes that can be taken and usually arrives within an hour and a half. For more information on these services go to or

BIKING ROUTES If you live in the area it can sometimes be less complicated to ride a bike, but there can be congested zones, so here are a few streets with lighter traffic and some decent bike lanes. Nob Hill: Coming from the or nob hill is a hop, skip and a jump really, but Silver Avenue, Garfield Avenue, or the one ways Lead or Coal are probably your best bet to staying away from high traffic areas like Central Avenue. The one ways have bike lanes but Silver and Garfield do not. Silver and the one ways can get a bit congested too sometimes, but at least most drivers abide by the 30 and 20 mile an hour speed limits during the day. Downtown: Again, the one ways Lead and Coal are good routes with bike lanes, also Mountain road on the other side of Central Avenue can be better to get to University Boulevard, as well as Avenida Cesar Chavez.


For any ways that you may take, just remember to give yourself more than enough time to get there, and above all else make sure you know where your classes are before you start. Also try not to stress over the commuter blues, because within a couple weeks you should have it down and know exactly where you need to be and when. Good luck finding your way Suncats and good luck with classes this semester.


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