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To transform Hillsborough Community College into a participating sustainable member of society. Through a partnership among students, faculty, staff, administrators, and community members, we seek to establish and nurture an institutional culture of sustainability and promote excellence and leadership in education, innovation, and stewardship to achieve economic, social, and environmental sustainability that will ensure the health and well-being of present and future generations of people, both locally and globally.

Alternate Transportation

Our baseline carbon footprint shows that transportation makes up 79 percent of our emissions. Some ways to reduce this impact is by using alternative vehicles such as hybrids or electric vehicles. Public transportation such as buses and carpooling are also effective ways of reducing traffic congestion, air pollution, and carbon emissions. In response to these results, HCC has partnered with Zimride,  a simple online carpooling matching tool to find friends, classmates, and coworkers going the same way you are. We have also made environmentally preferable purchases such as electric vans and have installed electric vehicle charging stations (see below) at the Dale Mabry, SouthShore, and Ybor City campuses. Campus lots also have marked preferred parking spots for carpooling and alternative vehicles to incentive these behaviors and choices.

Zimride: Private ridesharing network for hcc

Here is a short video on what carpooling with Zimride is all about. 

Here is a short video tutorial to set up a user profile and start sharing rides.

Create a user profile and beging using the HCC Zimride Rideshare program today, click here.



Commuting daily from his home in St. Petersburg to the Plant City campus, Mr. Sean Nordquist was surprised when a colleague from Ybor City campus contacted him through Zimride to arrange a carpool. Read about their experience here.


DM charging station                    electric van

Pictured Left: Electric vehicle charging station at the Dale Mabry campus, located on the southside of the Science building.

Pictured Right: One of HCC's electric vans