Sustainability @ WCC
Herald Article "WCC maintains commitment to sustainable practices"!
Whatcom Community College takes great pride in the advances our campus has made in areas related to sustainability, both from an academic/curricular and physical campus perspective.
Sustainability WCC works with and throughout the community to learn about, coordinate on and participate in local sustainability activities as follows:
Service-Learning is an instructional method that integrates community service with academic instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities. -Learn and Serve America
By combining service-learning and sustainability, students not only learn about the important issues affecting our community and world, but also experience how they can be a part of the solutions to these issues through hands-on work. Students currently serve at community organizations such as the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association, ReLectronics, and Common Threads Farm, among others.
Find more information on Whatcom’s Service-Learning Program and a full listing of the classes currently incorporating a service-learning component here.
Student Sustainability Club
Mission: To address issues related to sustainability and create awareness about these issues
Members are committed to fully implementing Goal 4 of the College’s Strategic Plan and are actively engaged in advancing sustainability on campus and in the community. Many college personnel participate in the meetings and initiatives. This participation of additional college faculty and staff greatly enhances the committee’s meetings and work. The Committee is active and energetic and accomplished many of its goals throughout the course of the year.
Outreach in the Community
WCC is a member of several regional organizations that coordinate across sustainability topics for student projects, sustainability programs, curriculum development, resource sharing, and other topics.
Northwest Higher Education Sustainability Consortium
Meets quarterly to collaborate on joint activities including joint student research projects and curriculum collaboration. Members include Bellingham Technical College, Northwest Indian College, Skagit Community College and Western Washington University.
The Northwest Higher Education Coalition
With a subcommittee focused on marine/environmental issues and renewable energy. Member organizations include Bellingham Technical College, Everett Community College, Northwest Indian College, Olympic College, Skagit Valley College, Whatcom Community College and Western Washington University. Fomation announcement.