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Faculty Spotlight #10

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Sustainability is practiced all throughout PCC, from innovative waste management and learning gardens to solar energy and active transportation. But do you know about the faculty who include sustainability in their classes? Every week on our Sustainability blog and social media accounts we will share a faculty member who integrates sustainability into their course curriculum. PCC faculty have the ability to educate and extend sustainability efforts to students, creating positive change in our communities. Follow our Sustainability Blog and PCC_Sustain on Instagram and Twitter to learn about these inspiring faculty members! If you are a faculty member or know of one practicing sustainability efforts, please email sustainability@pcc.edu to be featured!

For week’s spotlight meet Christine Manning, a physical education instructor at Sylvania campus! Christine teaches pilates courses and adapted physical education courses. The adapted physical education courses focus on creating customized workouts for students to feel comfortable while exercising. This aspect has made students shift their attitudes surrounding exercise and physical education. Many students feel safe in Christine’s courses and provides them a safe place to express themselves freely. 

Christine focuses on the sustainability of the individual and integrates this in all of her courses. She expresses that in order to create a sustainable world, we need to be able to sustain ourselves first. Emotional and physical sustainability is so important for individuals to live fulfilling lives. Putting our mental and physical health first is needed to initiate any type of change. Physical education and exercise can support us in sustaining ourselves and the world around us.

Thank you for all you do Christine!

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