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Sustainability Programs

Skyline College has implemented innovative ways to integrate sustainability on campus, both in the classroom and beyond. These programs help foster sustainable behavior, promote environmental awareness, and inspire action in the campus community.

Sustainability Blitz and Climate Corps Bay Area

Skyline College has partnered with Climate Corps Bay Area (CCBA), a 10-month professional development program for emerging sustainability and climate change protection professionals. CCBA Fellows are enrolled as Skyline College students while placed at various agencies around the Bay Area working on climate resiliency projects in education, government, or private companies.

As part of the CCBA Fellowship requirements, Fellows are matched with a Skyline College faculty member to collaborate on a lesson plan relating to sustainability and climate change science or policy. The Sustainability Blitz offers Fellows the opportunity to teach a course, while providing faculty with a lesson plan that will help them integrate sustainability in their courses.

In the coming years, Skyline College and CCBA will be partnering with other community colleges to provide them with the Sustainability Blitz model of integrating sustainability across curriculum.

Student Sustainability Summit

The Student Sustainability Summit offers students the opportunity to lead sustainability projects with the help of grants from the President’s Innovation Fund. Students are invited to participate by submitting a proposal or attending summit days to vote on other student projects.

Determined by student vote, the three winning proposals receive monetary grants to support the implementation of their projects on campus.

For more information on the Student Summit Sustainability Forum and how to submit a proposal visit the Get Involved page.

Facilities and District-Wide Sustainability Initiatives

As a member of the San Mateo Community College District, Skyline College has implemented a number of sustainability initiatives on campus in line with the District’s sustainability efforts.

Skyline College Facilities has also made strides in improving campus-wide sustainability through a number of programs, including water conservation and building improvements. For more information on sustainability within facilities management, please read the Facilities Master Plan  .