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Sustainability staff and President Mitsui receiving Climate Leadership Award

PCC receives the Second Nature Climate Leadership Award for two-year colleges, a national recognition.

PCC news

PCC wins national climate award through Second Nature, U.S. Green Building Council
Thursday October 12, 2017
The honor recognizes innovative and advanced leadership in sustainability, climate mitigation, and resilience at signatory campuses of the Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitments. Loyola University Chicago and Portland Community College are the lone recipients.
PCC tackles climate change head-on by purchasing green, reaps huge dividends
Friday March 10, 2017
PCC is on the forefront of green purchasing and is known nationally as one of the few colleges that is making serious efforts to reduce harmful emissions.
GPSEN Sustainability Symposium chance to show off PCC’s green efforts to region
Monday January 29, 2017
More than 50 regional leaders convened at Portland Community College’s Sylvania Campus in Southwest Portland for the Greater Portland Sustainability Education Network’s (GPSEN) first annual Sustainability Symposium on Friday, Jan. 27.
PCC’s Sylvania Campus to host GPSEN sustainability symposium
Monday January 19, 2017
Regional leaders will gather to participate in the Greater Portland Sustainability Education Network’s (GPSEN) first annual Sustainability Symposium.
PCC garners multitude of honors and awards
Monday August 22, 2016
PCC wins the 2016 International Sustainability Award from APPA: Leadership in Education Facilities.
Rock Creek Solar Array
Monday August 15, 2016
Online monitor keeps great work of Rock Creek’s solar array on everyone’s minds.
Tree Campus USA Award
Friday April 15, 2016
PCC one of five community colleges nationwide to earn Tree Campus USA honor.
An Endorsement with Buzz
Monday April 11, 2016
PCC is named the nation’s fourth Bee Campus USA affiliate for work to protect pollinators.
On Being Green
Monday February 22, 2016
Sustainability expert Briar Schoon talks about how being green comes naturally to PCC.
November 16, 2015
National sustainability organization AASHE awards PCC with its highest honor.

Annual events

Earth Week
Earth Week activities are taking place across the district. Learn sustainable practices, participate in a variety of fun events, and make a difference in your community!
Bike More Challenge
Earn points by bike commuting during National Bike Month in May! Prizes are awarded to teams and individuals who log the most trips.

Check out more events at the Student Sustainability Hub.