Sustainability at SSC


7th Annual Earth Awareness Day: “Trees for the Earth.”

The 7th annual Earth Awareness Day to be held on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Atrium at the
Main Campus in South Holland. All of the Earth Awareness Day presentations and activities are completely free of charge and open to the public.

SSC will host earth-awareness events the weeks preceding and following Earth Awareness Day. This year’s theme is “Trees for the Earth.”

The Cook County Environmental Control will be hosting paper shredding as well as a prescription drug take-back throughout the day in the Atrium (including: liquids, inhalers and mercury thermometers; excluding: controlled substances, needles and syringes), and there will be an e-waste collection for used electronics and computers conducted by the Keeling Family Foundation and the VetTech.US Program.

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

Sustainability Vendor Day

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

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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