Sustainability in Action

Did you know...

  • Shasta College has the FIRST EVER IN SHASTA COUNTY all organic and non GMO vending machine located in the 800 building.
  • There are two chilled and filtered water refill stations on campus; one in the cafeteria and one in the 800 building.
    • In less than a year these stations kept over 40,000 plastic water bottles from entering the landfill.
  • The Shasta College Food Services department is partnering with the Ag and Horticulture department and composting their fruit and vegetable scraps
  • Shasta College Food Services is partnering with the Ag department and by giving the Ag department all of the used fryer oil to be used in the livestock feed 

Mission Statement  

The mission of the Sustainability Committee is:

  • To strengthen the sustainability of Shasta College operations, facilities, and educational services; 
  • To inspire a sustainability ethic or mindset in Shasta College employees, students, departments, and divisions with the intent of advancing the long-term viability of the local environment, community, and economy; 
  • To pursue funding for sustainability programs and opportunities; 
  • To foster partnerships and educate in order to accelerate the adoption of sustainable practices by other organizations, neighborhoods, households, and individual citizens.  

The role of the Sustainability Committee is to:   

  • Advise the College Council on opportunities to make the District sustainable in its operations and activities. 
  • Assure integration of sustainability planning into the college's participatory planning process, specifically its inclusion in the development of strategic and educational planning. 
  • Facilitate integration of sustainability concepts into the curriculum. 
  • Review District policies and procedures to facilitate creating a culture of sustainability. 
  • Develop a strong identity of sustainability for Shasta College through outreach and marketing. 
  • Integrate and collaborate with community sustainability efforts.   
  • Advocate in the budget process by recommending the allocation of funds to support sustainable practices. 
  • Work with the Shasta College Foundation, grant writers, consultants, the division of Economic and Workforce Development and other entities to explore funding and programmatic opportunities. 
  • Document and communicate the District’s sustainability success stories.