• a photo of the roof of the math and science building at catonsville

    CCBC Catonsville

    Green roof on the Math and Science Hall building at the Catonsville campus.


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.

Our Commitment
For over a decade CCBC, joined with 682 other institutions of higher learning, pledged 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. 

Our Vision
To educate and raise awareness of sustainable practices to ensure and secure the environmental health of the CCBC community.

Our Mission
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.

Our efforts toward sustainability:

Green Energy
  • Solar car port installations
  • Energy conservation days
Green Building
  • LEED Certification for new buildings
  • Green roof on new buildings
  • Energy-efficient lighting and water-saving fixtures
Green Cleaning 
  • Environmentally-friendly cleaning products
Green Transportation Recycling
  • Single-Stream recycling
  • Recycling of construction materials from capital projects 
  • Re-purposing of downed/removed trees