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SBCC Sustainability

SBCC is committed to creating a healthy environment through a holistic and integrated approach to implementing sustainability projects. With a proven history of academic excellence, SBCC is committed to enhancing student health and experience, while encouraging a District transition towards sustainability and resiliency.  

Our Plan

SBCC's District Sustainability Plan is our vision for what sustainability means to our campus, our people, and our future.  Our Plan was created with campus and community input and includes goals and strategies to reduce consumption of natural resources and provide the SBCC community with a healthier and more sustainable campus environment. Contact for questions regarding our status and planning.

 Download the Santa Barbara County's Recycling Guide

 Our Achievements to Date

Since approval of the 2014 SBCC's District Sustainability Plan, we have made significant progress on our goals and achievements. The 2018 Plan is currently in the approval process, the goals set forth in the Plan are being used to guide the Sustainability Workgroup Task Force. 


Waste Management   



Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency    




Water Consumption   


Landscape and Permaculture

Download the SBCC District Sustainability Plan (2018)

Download the SBCC District Sustainability Plan (2014) 

 Update Spring 2019

Meets Second FRIDAYS of every month
CC 223 @ 12pm-1pm (Bring your lunch) 

The District meeting is prior to the ASG sustainability meeting in CC223 at 1pm, we ask that students and staff attend!

SBCC Sustainability Workgroup Goals:

  • Revise the 2014 SBCC Sustainability Plan and goals and establish an updated Plan incorporating the April 2018 workshop participation.
  • Organize district sustainability efforts and implement goals and strategies that are in alignment with the District Sustainability Plan
  • Explore appropriate 3rd party verification programs verifying district sustainability performance
  • Share updates through shared governance process and workshops
  • Encourage Sustainability education in college functions
  • Develop a physical location for SBCC Sustainbility and project opportunities for campus stakeholders and student participation
  • Join the Sustainbility Task Force! Email 

Check our SBCC's Sustainability Orientation!


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