Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

We’re all in this together

At Portland Community College, we’re doing our part to shrink our carbon footprint and promote healthy, equitable systems. As leaders in sustainable purchasing and green building practices for institutions of higher education, PCC demonstrates its commitment to sustainability in the following ways:

  • As the only community college in the nation to be a founding member of the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council.
  • By practicing a closed loop system on the PCC Rock Creek Campus, producing cafeteria food in campus gardens and returning food waste to the soil in the form of compost.
  • By achieving LEED Platinum and Gold certifications while striving for Silver as the minimum on PCC’s newest construction projects.

Sustainability news

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Tree Campus USA
PCC one of five community colleges nationwide to earn Tree Campus USA honor.
Posted: Friday, April 15, 2016
An Endorsement with Buzz
PCC is named the nation's fourth Bee Campus USA affiliate for work to protect pollinators.
Posted: Monday, April 11, 2016
On Being Green
Sustainability expert Briar Schoon talks about how being green comes naturally to PCC.
Posted: Monday, February 22, 2016