What is "Sustainability?"
Sustainability is operating in a way that maintains Earth’s natural resources and allows us to meet the needs of the present without compromising the needs of future generations.
CCBC's Commitment, Vision, and Mission on Sustainability
Our President’s Commitment
In 2008, the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) joined with 682 other institutions of higher learning in pledging to support the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). The ACUPCC is a high visibility call for leadership to make campuses more sustainable and address global warming by garnering institutional commitments to reduce, and ultimately neutralize greenhouse gas emissions on campus. With the belief that CCBC’s community can play a dominant role in addressing climate change, we are proud to participate in this effort.
CCBC’s signed commitment from our President, Dr. Sandra Kurtinitis.
To educate and raise awareness of sustainable practices to ensure and secure the environmental health of the CCBC community.
The mission of the CCBC Sustainability Committees is to promote sustainable initiatives on campus, to educate and engage students in environmentally sound practices, and to inform college-wide policy related to ecological issues.
CCBC's Efforts Toward Sustainability
LEED Certification for new buildings
Green roofs on new buildings
Energy-efficient lighting and water-saving fixtures
Environmentally-friendly cleaning products
Free shuttle bus services between campuses
Hydrid and Electric Fleet Vehicles
Green Parking Program
Recycling of construction materials from capital projects
Repurposing of downed/removed trees
We track our efforts! Check out CCBC’s Annual Sustainability Report!