District Sustainability Plan

SBCC is committed to creating a healthy environment through a holistic and integrated approach to implementing sustainability projects. With a proven history of academic excellence, SBCC is committed to enhancing student health and experience, while encouraging a District transition towards sustainability and resiliency.  

Our Plan

SBCC's District Sustainability Plan is our vision for what sustainability means to our campus, our people, and our future.  Our Plan was created with campus and community input and includes goals and strategies to reduce consumption of natural resources and provide the SBCC community with a healthier and more sustainable campus environment. Contact sustainability@sbcc.edu for questions regarding our status and planning.

 Download the Santa Barbara County's Recycling Guide

Our Achievements to Date

Since approval of the 2014 SBCC's District Sustainability Plan, we have made significant progress on our goals and achievements. The 2018 Plan is currently in the approval process, the goals set forth in the Plan are being used to guide the Sustainability Workgroup Task Force. 


Waste Management   



Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency    




Water Consumption   


Landscape and Permaculture

Download the SBCC District Sustainability Plan (2018)

Download the SBCC District Sustainability Plan (2014) 


Check out SBCC's Sustainability Orientation!

The Sustainability Workgroup Welcomes You!


The 2020 DSP workgroup has broken up between categories for task force focus:

The Energy Task Force in the Press Box:
Bill Dinklage
Friday, Feb 28, 10-11 am
Friday, Mar 20, 10-11 am
Friday, Apr 24, 10-11 am

Transportation Task Force in the Press Box: 
Raenne Napolean
Friday, Feb 21, 10-11:30 am
Friday, March 20, 10-11:30 am
Friday, April 10, 10-11:30 am
Waste Task Force in WCC 137:
Justina Buller
2nd Friday of every Month
Water Task Force:
Food Task Force:

Faculty Adviser: Dr. Adam Green

Email us sustainability@sbcc.edu  

The SBCC District Sustainability Plan is supported by other sustainbility efforts on campus including:

SBCC Commute

Center for Sustainability

Student Sustainability Coalition

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