Joe Costion has been the Construction Technology Department Chair at Coconino Community College for 10 years. In 2000 he developed the Alternative Energy Associates Degree program, and in 2004 he initiated the Sustainable / Green Building Associates Degree Program at the college. Joe teaches courses in Solar Home Design, Rainwater Harvesting, Green Building, Solar Applications, and Solar Greenhouse Design. He is currently designing an Organic Gardening Certificate Program for local foods initiatives.
Joe is a Founding Board Member of the USGBC Northern Arizona Chapter; a Board Member and Northern Arizona Director of the Arizona Solar Energy Association; and a Founding Member of the Coconino County Sustainable Building Program.
He has a Master of Arts in Vocational Education and a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Supervision. He is the Founder & President of the Board of Vocational Building Skills on the Navajo Nation and is on the Construction Trades Faculty for Northland Pioneer College.
Joe is a 2003 graduate of the Flagstaff Leadership Program. He lives “off the grid” outside Snowflake, Arizona, and is actively gardening and developing a sustainable lifestyle. He is also the owner of Ashokala Gardens, a distributor of Soil Secrets Products.