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Briar Schoon, Sustainability Manager | 971-722-8322

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.

PCC Sustainability News

Sustainability Shines Bright
Monday February 11, 2019
PCC earns global honors for fighting climate change through innovation
Taking Global Action
Monday November 27, 2017
PCC leadership presented at a world sustainability conference in Bonn, Germany to help combat climate change
Leading the Change
Monday November 13, 2017
Portland Community College is doing its part to combat climate change, and people have taken notice

Sustainability news