Vision + Community = Awesome
We recognize that the support of our community partners is critical to maximizing the impact of our sustainability efforts.
Fountain Creek Watershed, Flood Control, and Greenway District's Creek Week Cleanup
- The Office of Sustainability participates in the largest watershed-wide litter cleanup in Colorado called Creek Week Cleanup, located alongside Goose Gossage Sports Complex. This portion of Monument Creek takes place at least once a semester Also, we serve on the planning committee to grow the impact of the event each year.
- The Sustainability Coordinator serves as the board chair of the Green Cities Coalition. This membership-based organization hosts monthly networking events, generates bi-monthly newsletters, and supports an online calendar of sustainability-related events.
- Pikes Peak Community College hosts the annual event that gives over 800 District 11 4th graders a chance to learn about water, wildlife, and pollution in a fun, hands-on setting. The Office of Sustainability coordinates volunteers and campus resources.
- The Sustainability Coordinator regularly attends this monthly event that features speakers on various sustainability topics.
Five more years of funding!
On April 14, 2016, 71% of students voted to continue the funding for PPCC Sustainability for another 5 years! We want to thank the students, faculty, staff and community for your ongoing support in the important work that sustainability does. Here's to the future!
Those just like you who have been impacted by sustainable living.
"I believe three things matter in life philosophy, politics, and the environment. All three correlate and the sustainability department understands that. I have been influenced to think more about environmental impact as I see those recycle bins that line our school’s halls. The events that sustainability puts on for the students, community, and partners are always seeking to improve our understanding of our daily impact on our environment. Thank you sustainability for practicing philosophy, politics, and preserving our environment into one!"
Robert Wiggins - Student of PPCC
"There is something about being a part of the global environmental movement that just feels right. When you become aware of how the planet is being affected and begin to observe how society contributes to these effects, you begin to wonder, “Is this the right path for us?” We are the only species capable of protecting the planet for generations to come. Someone has to fight for it!"
Brendon Kaminski - Student of PPCC
"Out of my 29 years of life, I have seen many good ideas fall to the way side despite the fact that would have had a great impact on our everyday lives. However, sustainable living stands apart. It is certainly one of those ideas that I am grateful to have learned about and have adopted into my own life style. I have not only witnessed the saving of hundreds of thousands of dollars a year by reusing the resources around us, but it also feels cleaner to live in a space with less clutter and trash. Learning from the Office of Sustainability here at PPCC has helped me pay for college, support my family, and plan for the future as I look to steward my assets and mentalities to preserve a holistic approach to every area of life!"
Ryan Jones - Student of PPCC