Our Mission

To advance sustainability, environmental conservation and scholarship on sustainability topics and to help prepare the next generation of leaders in a new clean energy economy. We seek to position Bunker Hill Community College at the vanguard of the field and help it make the environmental, social, health, and economic benefits of sustainability a reality on our campus and around the world to better serve our diverse community.



  • BHCC is featured at the national Green Schools Visioning Session conducted by the United States Green Building Council. The College was one of only 5 schools selected to participate in the working session which will help to establish a platform for the USGBC's Center for Green Schools initiative.
  • The Science Department launches its first 4-credit sustainability-themed lab course called Sustainability and Resource Conservation (ENV 511). The course fulfills requirements for General Education Area 5 "Science and Technology."
  • BHCC receives a National Climate Leadership Award from Second Nature, a non-profit organization dedicated to making sustainable living the foundation of all learning and practice in higher education.
  • BHCC faculty and students launch the Urban Organic Garden Project with individual plots cultivated by diverse stakeholders such as the Veterans Center, the Office of Community Engagement, the Science Department, BHCC Online Education, the Nursing Department, the Honors Program, the President's Climate Commitment and Sustainability Committee and the student Sustainability Club.
  • The College adopts a new Green Car Parking Permit Policy that offers discounted parking for students who drive fuel efficient or low emissions vehicles.
  • BHCC faculty and students organize a Farm Share Fair event that is created to promote sustainable agriculture best practices and the concept of "community supported agriculture (CSA)."
  • The Health and Wellness Center receives LEED GOLD certification under version 2.2 of the United States Green Building Council's green building program.
  • The Professional Development Committee selects "sustainability" as the theme for the spring 2011 professional development day event. This event features several sustainability-themed workshops and an educational tour of the state-of-the-art "Zero Sort" recycling facility built by Casella Waste Management.