Balancing social, environmental and economic issues today to preserve the earth's resources for tomorrow.
Sustainability is one of our HCC values. Academically and operationally, the college is committed to limit our collective impact on the earth but also to take a leadership position in promoting sustainability practices in our community and beyond.
Facilities and Sustainability Team (FAST)
FAST is made up of students, staff and faculty, and leads HCC's environmental planning efforts, coordinates their implementation and tracks progress. In 2007, college leadership formalized HCC's sustainability resolve by signing the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment, agreeing to:
- enact a comprehensive plan to achieve climate neutrality as soon as possible;
- identify tangible actions to reduce greenhouse gases;
- and to compile progress reports and make them publicly available by providing them to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).
Other Initiatives and Information
FAST team’s Lunch & Learn series
Students can participate in sustainability projects by joining student clubs, as well as signing up for specific Service Learning Projects.
Visit Carpool World - free carpool matching service for students and employees