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    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. 

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. 

CCBC's efforts toward sustainability

Green Energy 
Solar Car Port Installations
Energy Conservation Days

Green Building 
LEED Certification for new buildings 
Green roofs on new buildings 
Energy-efficient lighting and water-saving fixtures 

Green Cleaning 
Environmentally-friendly cleaning products 

Green Transportation 
Free shuttle bus services between campuses
Hybrid and Electric Fleet Vehicles 
Green Parking Program 
Community Garden

Single-Stream Recycling
Grant Launches Outdoor Recycling in Fall of 2015!
Recycling of construction materials from capital projects 
Re-purposing of downed/removed trees