Cedar Valley College is home to the Sustainable Communities Institute (SCI), which exists to increase sustainability awareness and practice at CVC and nearby communities. The SCI focuses on the following:
CVC's sustainability highlights include:
Learn more about the many ways that Cedar Valley models sustainability in our community.
Contact Maria v. Boccalandro, Sustainable Communities Directormboccalandro@dcccd.edu972-860-5204
Best Southwest (BSW) Partnership -
The Best Southwest Partnership promotes economic, legislative, and educational wellbeing while improving the quality of life and promoting economic development for the communities of Southwest Dallas and Northern Ellis Counties. BSW serves Balch Springs, Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Duncanville, Ferris, Glenn Heights, Hutchins, Lancaster, Midlothian, Ovilla, Red Oak, and Wilmer.
Greater Dallas Planning Council (GDPC) -
The Greater Dallas Planning Council (GDPC) emphasis is on regional growth. The GDPC is comprised of a group of successful professionals from architect design firms, planning consultants, construction and engineering firms, developers, real estate industry leaders, community and civic organizations, corporations and municipal entities. The GDPC works to identify, research, analyze and evaluate public policy issues that impact sustainability in the North Texas region as well as the state of Texas.
The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) -
The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) is a voluntary association that assists local governments in planning for everyday needs, cooperating for mutual benefit, and coordinating for regional development. The NCTCOG helps a 16-county region centered in the Dallas and Fort Worth area to help strengthen local governments, to identify regional opportunities, eliminate unnecessary duplication, and make joint decisions.
Air North Texas -
Air North Texas partnership, formed by NCTCOG, offers North Texans the resources available for improving air quality and reduce poor air quality problems in our region.
Maria V. Boccalandro, Sustainable Communities Directormboccalandro@dcccd.edu972-860-5204