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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.

Annual Green Leaders Retreat

The purpose of the HCC Sustainability's Annual Green Leaders Retreat is to spend the weekend collaborating with other like minded students, visit places that will inspire participants to implement sustainable practices and programs on and off campus, and to promote student leadership skills.

Student applications for the April/May retreat are accepted year round.  

2012: 1st Annual Green Leaders Retreat - Natural Ecosystems

View the Facebook picture album of the 2012 Green Leaders Retreat. 

green leaders trip 4    2012 GLR snorkeling

2013: 2nd Annual Green Leaders Retreat - Principles and Applications of Permaculture

View the set of reflection slides presented at the May 2013 Sustainability Council meeting which express each students' experience using only one word with one picture.

 View the Facebook picture album of the 2013 Green Leaders Retreat.

2013 GLR ECHO         2013 GLR windmill

2013 GLR kayak

2013 Stops Included:

ECHO Farms, Ft. Myers

Mangrove Tunnel Kayaking Tour, Marco Island

Florida Gulf Coast University Food Forest Tour, Ft. Myers

The Venus Project

Morningstar Fishermen Aquaponics, Dade City

Sweetwater Organic Farm, Tampa