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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.


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Read our newly e-published 

annual sustainability Summary of activities report 2012/2013!

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2014 Beyond Sustainability Conference

Emerging Models of Financing, Investing, and Savings: Moving Sustainable Ideas Into Action

February 28 - march 1, 2014

HCC Ybor City campus, Tampa, FL

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Click here for the conference website  


click here to register for the conference


HCC Sustainability affiliations and memberships

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HCC is The Inaugural Winner of the National 2012 AACC

Green Genome Award for sustainability!

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Dr. Sudeep Vyapari and Dr. Ginger Clark accepting the
Green Genome award in Racine, Wisconsin in fall 2012 


What is Sustainability?

Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. Sustainability creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations (Environmental Protection Agency).     

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