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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.

Internships and Resources

suggested readings:

Any books by Paul Hawken (especially The Ecology of Commerce and Natural Capital)

Any books by Vandana Shiva

Cradle to Cradle, by William McDonough and Michael Braungart

Making Good, by Dev Aujla and Billy Parrish

Green to Gold, by Daniel C. Esty and Andrew S. Winston

Gaia's Garden, by Toby Hemingway

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature, by Janine M. Benyus

Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability, by David Holmgrem


HCC is the first and currently only community college in the nation inducted as a member institution of the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE).

As an extension of the National Council for Science and the Environment’s (NCSE’s) Campus to Careers (C2C) program, NCSE has created an environmental internship clearinghouse with support from the UPS Foundation. The clearinghouse enables university students to search for internships in the environmental field and provides a forum for internship providers to tap into a solid community of quality applicants.

Thanks to the UPS Foundation, all services provided by the Environmental Internship Clearinghouse are 100% free.

Students: Looking for a summer internship? Visit to look through over 100 internships (and counting!) already uploaded to the platform. You can apply directly through the clearinghouse portal. 

Internship Providers: Need a talented, passionate and energetic intern? You can post internship opportunities today at

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