In 2021, the second-largest number of students in Pikes Peak Community College's history
voted to permanently fund the Green Campus Fee, which supports the Office of Sustainability
and Coordinator of Sustainability.
What is sustainability?
Sustainability encompasses human and ecological health, social justice, secure livelihoods,
and a better world for all generations.
Why learn about sustainability?
Sustainability is relevant to all academic, technical, and vocational programs. Students
learn how to conserve resources, work effectively on a team, and make long-term investments.
Sustainability concepts and practices prepare students to address society’s most pressing
problems and give them a competitive advantage in applying for jobs.
To foster a culture of resource conservation, social equity, and environmental stewardship
at Pikes Peak Community College.
We receive funding from a student fee called the Green Campus Fee. Students pay $0.39
per credit hour to support our modest operation budget and full-time coordinator of
We provide employment opportunities for all students.
We partner with staff and faculty to plan events and activities.
We support faculty in incorporating sustainability into their classes.
We partner with staff to reduce waste, increase resource efficiency, and purchase
sustainable products and services.
We collaborate with administrators to incorporate sustainability into the college’s
strategic plan and conduct college-wide sustainability assessments.
We partner with community organizations to mutually exchange resources and opportunities.