Awards & Recognition
The college’s leadership in sustainability has resulted in numerous awards and recognition:
- PCC was the 4th college nationwide to become Bee Campus USA certified and is also Tree Campus USA certified;
- PCC Rock Creek Learning Garden received the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) 2015 Sustainability Award for addressing food insecurity among students;
- PCC was a recipient of the international APPA Award for Excellence in Sustainability in 2016;
- The College was awarded the 2017 Climate Leadership Award from Second Nature and the US Green Building Council;
- And PCC was recognized in the 2017 AASHE Sustainable Campus Index for best practices in the Wellbeing & Work category and as a top performer among associate colleges overall.
- PCC is #1 for sustainability among community colleges in the U.S. that report to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.