Sustainability at Skyline College
Educating for the future by living sustainably.
Skyline College is dedicated to creating a healthy, cultural, and ecological environment for our campus community and is leading the way in sustainability among community colleges across the state of California.
Driven by a commitment to social equity, environmental stewardship, and collaborative higher education, Skyline College has implemented a number of sustainability initiatives and projects across campus with the help of students, faculty, and staff. From LEED buildings to campus recycling to integration of sustainability education, the College provides a positive, living and learning environment that fosters understanding and engagement in sustainable and environmental practices.
Skyline College continues to improve strategies to establish a sustainable culture on campus for our current and future students, faculty, staff, as well as the wider community.
In recent years, climate change has become the most pressing sociopolitical, economic, and environmental issue of our time. The effects of climate change can be mitigated, and its effects adapted to, by ensuring our natural systems continue to function as intended through the adoption of sustainable practices.
Sustainability can be described as the process of “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs," according to the Bruntland Commission of the United Nations.
As a higher education institution, Skyline College is committed to becoming a model of campus sustainability as well as providing comprehensive and multidisciplinary opportunities to explore sustainability through academics and service learning.
The Skyline College Sustainability Plan introduces goals and strategies to achieve institutional sustainability. Through its sustainability initiatives, Skyline College works to advance environmental stewardship and improve social equity, citizenship, and fiscal responsibility within the College and the community.
Be sure to check out the most recent Sustainability Plan .
As an expansion of the Sustainability Plan, Skyline College has also drafted a Climate Action Plan , a document presenting data on the College’s greenhouse gas emissions sources and recommending strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.