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.


 

Sustainable DCCCD

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.

 

17 Sustainable Development Goals

DCCCD uses the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework for teaching our students, employees and community members about sustainability. We emphasize SDGs that directly align with our Board of Trustees' priorities, including: quality education, decent work and economic growth, reduced income inequalities, zero hunger and good health and well being. 

Check out our video series, “Dallas County Supports the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.” The videos were developed to:

  • showcase the great work already being done by local citizens and organizations
  • help you understand the important role you can play in achieving these goals in the community
  • to inspire you to choose a goal to support.

Learn the 17 Goals Browse the SDG video series

 

Upcoming Events

Every year, the Sustainability Outreach and Initiatives department hosts the annual DCCCD Sustainability Summit in addition to numerous events throughout the year. We also partner with other organizations to sponsor events like Dallas-Fort Worth's EarthX Expo.

Beginning in 2018, we launched a series of Social Justice initiatives that align with UN Sustainable Development Goal No. 16: "Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions." Learn more about upcoming events and take a look at archived event keynotes.

Learn More About Our Events

 

Online Resources

Sustainable DCCCD has cultivated a robust library of resources for faculty, employees, students and community members. 

From archived event videos to information that will help you incorporate sustainability into your classroom or workplace, we have tools to help make sustainability accessible and understandable.

View Our Resources