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Sustainable DCCCD

For more than 50 years the Dallas County Community College District has helped identify and deliver solutions to the real-life challenges faced by individuals, employers and the community. One of those challenges is building a healthy and sustainable future for Dallas County and its citizens.

Sustainability is not a destination; it is a journey, and we have just begun.

To that end, we are working to become an environmental leader in our community continually advocating the wise use of natural, financial and human resources through mindful education and action.

Our commitment to sustainability also impacts our everyday decisions— from our academic offerings to our architecture and college operations.

Our strategic goals include:

  1. the conservation of energy and resources
  2. minimizing waste
  3. educating others about sustainability and, finally
  4. engaging the local, regional and national community on sustainability efforts.

DCCCD uses the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) as a framework for teaching our students, employees and community members about sustainability. We emphasize the following SDG goals, which directly align with our Board of Trustees’ priorities:

  • Quality education
  • Decent work and economic growth
  • Reduced income inequalities
  • Industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • No poverty
  • Zero hunger
  • Good health and well-being
  • Partnerships for the goals