Message from the Coordinator
Center for Alternative, Renewable Energy, Technology and Training (CARET2) –
Atlanta University Center (AUC) Sustainable Campus Community Initiative (ASCCI).
The Center for Alternative, Renewable Energy, Technology and Training (CARET2) at Clark Atlanta University (CAU) in collaboration with specific research centers and laboratories at the Atlanta University Center (AUC) operates an AUC Sustainable Campus Community Initiative (ASCCI). The AUC institutions are Clark Atlanta University, Interdenominational Theologian College, Morehouse College, Morehouse College of Medicine and Spelman College. The Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will be the backbone of a sustainable initiative with coordinated efforts on promoting a healthy and technologically sound training environment.
The focus areas are alternative and renewable energy, transportation, campus housing, information communication technology (ICT), a healthy and balanced community, technology development, training, job creation and community outreach. ASCCI draws expertise from each HBCU, the community, other institutions of learning and industry.
The ASCCI Consortium seeks collaboration with the community, government, industry, small businesses and other institutions of learning. ASCCI is an extension arm of collaboration for other HBCU institutions and an incubator for minority-owned small businesses offering services in green technologies and sustainability. The initiative, spear- headed by CAU, is multidisciplinary in approach and brings together the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), the humanities and business management. This endeavor is creating a Virtual Sustainable Campus Community of Learners (VSCCL).