Creating synergistic benefits to social, ecologic, and economic systems through accessible, high-quality education for all.


District Response to COVID-19

SMCCCD has moved to primarily online and distance learning. While the Sustainability Team has transitioned to a hybrid work environment, we are continuing our sustainability initiative both virtually and in-person to stay connected with our students and campus community.




District Sustainability Progress

The District has multiple sustainability goals across the energy, waste, and water nexus. Progress towards these goals is measured on an annual basis to celebrate our successes and identify areas of improvement.

Click on a graphic below to learn more about the specific goal and our progress towards achieving it.









Environmental Justice

As a community college district, SMCCCD strives to increase access to educational resources and empower students to become decision-makers for equitable climate change solutions. Understanding and applying environmental justice principles is critical to that mission.



Campus as a Living Lab

Embracing an active learning environment, students partner with staff and faculty to gain hands-on experience solving sustainability issues. See how you can bring hands-on sustainability learning to your classroom. mmmmm mmmmmm mmmmmm





From District emissions inventories to campus engagement events, the SMCCCD Sustainability Team is active in many different parts of the District community.

Click the icon to check out our Projects page and see what we are up to now!



The Sustainability Team is a lively bunch of driven individuals passionate about realizing sustainable change at SMCCCD through student, staff, and faculty engagement.

Click the icon to meet the team!





The Sustainability Team approaches sustainable change-making across nine different programs ranging from curriculum integration to global climate action.

Click the icon to see our areas of focus and learn more about sustainability in higher education!



Want to take part in sustainability change-making at SMCCCD? Interested in incorporating sustainability projects and learning into your curriculum? Looking for an internship in sustainability?

Click the icon to see how you can get involved!




Featured Content

We are proud to share a video created by one of our 2020 Energize Colleges student interns, Safwan Fahim, to ask questions about what sustainability means and how to get involved.