Sustainability at SSC


5th Annual Student Sustainability Summit: “small actions=BIG CHANGES”

Sponsored by SMHEC (South Metropolitan Higher Education Consortium)

South Suburban College is hosting the 5th Annual Student Sustainability Summit on Friday, April 8th from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Kindig Arts Performing Center. The sponsor, South Metropolitan Higher Education Consortium (SMHEC), is a diverse group of 12 higher education institutions in the Chicagoland Southland area. For the past five years, the SMHEC Sustainability Task Force has shared best practices and actively engaged their campuses and surrounding communities in opportunities to learn about and become more sustainable. The summit is free, provides a lunch, but students must register to attend. Register at this link: The last day to register is April 5th.

For more information, please contact Rebecca Garcia at ext. 6042 or Corrie Gray at ext. 2499.

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Sustainability Vendor Day

For more information, please contact Rebecca Garcia at ext. 6042 or Corrie Gray at ext. 2499.

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For more information, please contact Rebecca Garcia at ext. 6042.

What is Sustainability?

ssc_green214According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, “Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. Sustainability creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations.

Sustainability is important to making sure that we have and will continue to have, the water, materials, and resources to protect human health and our environment.”

SSC’s Sustainability Statement:

South Suburban College strives to be a leader in sustainability efforts. This mission is achieved in several ways. College initiatives include, but are not limited to, renovating College buildings for energy efficiency, purchasing a percentage of renewable energy and eco-friendly products, encouraging campus programs that incorporate reducing, reusing and recycling, providing contemporary training for the green economy and supplying sustainability information and forums to the College district. Our most important goal is to educate our staff and students to practice environmental stewardship at home and in the community.

Bronze Level Compact School

SSCGreenBronzeBronze Level Compact logo South Suburban College (SSC) has received recognition from the Green Governments Coordinating Council as a “Bronze Level Compact School” within the Illinois Campus Sustainability Compact program.



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