Students learn about the Triple Bottom Line in a wide range of disciplinesGraphic Design student poster for Earth Day.Year of Energy poster (c) Beall & StenbergEnvironmental Science students conduct water testing at nearby Parker MillEnvironmental Science students visit Ann Arbor Material Recovery FacilityStudents testing water at nearby Parker MillEnvironmental Science student collects macro invertebrates for studyGeology students at Eddy Discovery CenterStudents at MRF Compost PilesField Biology class picks up trash on WCC groundsConstruction students build a picnic table for local non-profit Growing HopeHigh efficiency A/C units in HVAC labRenewable Energy student sets up Solar Pathfinder instrumentStudents with solar hot water panels

About Us

Sustainability efforts at Washtenaw Community College are conducted by several different groups and individuals across campus.  Some of the groups most directly involved include the following:

WCC Sustainability Council

The WCC Sustainability Council is charged by the President of the college to guide the implementation of the WCC Climate Action and Sustainability Plan, and to provide leadership in integrating sustainability concepts into all core functions of the college.  

The Sustainability Literacy Task Force

A group of faculty and staff that works to promotes sustainability in the curriculum and “extracurriculum” through yearly academic themes which include book reads, lectures, tours and more.  The academic year 2015-2016 was designated the “Year of Conservation” by the Task Force.  Previous years focused on water, energy and food.  The themes are all supported by Research Guides created by WCC librarians.

Facilities Management Department

This department oversees Building Maintenance, Building Services, Campus Services, Design and Construction, Electrical Services, Energy Management, Grounds Maintenance, Mechanical Systems and Recycle Operations.

Student Development and Activities

This department supports many different  sustainability efforts across campus through event support, communications to students and setting up student clubs.

Marketing and Public Relations

This department provides media support for sustainability projects through on campus publications and through community publications and electronic media.

Professional Faculty

Individual faculty members and departments support sustainability through lectures, labs, regular assignments, field trips, service projects, extra credit assignments, poetry readings, and many other venues.