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Sustainability focus award

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Why choose the Sustainability focus award at PCC?

We’re all in this together

Learn more about sustainability at PCC.

The Sustainability focus award recognizes students who have completed a broad range of sustainability-related courses. The award is designed to encourage you to see environmental issues from multiple perspectives and to increase your experience in this multidisciplinary topic.

2019 awardees

The Sustainability Practices for Academics and Resources (SPARC) Council would like to congratulate the following students on receiving the PCC Sustainability Focus Award:

  • J. Barclay
  • Kaia Dresselhaus
  • Karalyn Gee
  • Brianna Hopkins
  • Melissa Lynch
  • Melanie Mejia
  • Javier Mitchell
  • Susan Montiel
  • Jacob Murphy
  • Garth Rand
  • Akylai Sakebaeva
  • Samantha Tobey
  • Pascal Tyrrell

Focus award information

Focus awards won’t appear on your transcript, but they may be earned alongside a certificate or degree. See the requirements and courses.

Degrees and certificates by number of terms to complete
Award Length Financial aid eligible Currently accepting students?
Focus Award: SustainabilityLess than 1 year

Learn more about Focus Awards and all 13 awards available »

What will you learn?

Subjects you can study include:

  • Eco-innovation and social entrepreneurship
  • Ecology
  • Environmental literature
  • Environmental science
  • Global climate change
  • Habitats
  • Social change

What will you do?

By earning this Focus Award, students demonstrate a deep and broad understanding of the interdependent social, economic, and environmental pillars of sustainability from multiple perspectives and at least three different academic disciplines.

Completing the focus award

Once you’ve fulfilled the requirements, contact us to receive your award.

Next steps

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