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Campus and Community Engagement

SMCCCD is committed to engaging its 40,000 students and 2,250 faculty and staff on environmental awareness and sustainability initiatives.  Sustainability is communicated through various District-wide and campus in-person and media channels.


Signs are placed throughout the campus to raise awareness on SMCCCD's commitment to sustainability to occupants and visitors.  Outdoor signs you may have seen around campus include signage on: water conservation and irrigation, water conservation and fountains, CSM Bee Campus USA and recycle and landfill.  Indoor signs include: hydration stations, environmental facts in LEED buildings, recycle and landfill, and Earth Day postcards and television monitor posters.  More signage is currently in the works, if you have suggestions on sign topics and locations, please reach out to the Sustainability team.

Campus Sustainability Committees

Cañada College, College of San Mateo, and Skyline College each have campus sustainability committees.  Key student, faculty, and staff representatives host monthly meetings to discuss, initiate, and monitor campus sustainability goals and objectives.  The campus sustainability committees are the driving forces behind the Campus Sustainability Plans that were approved in 2013 and are currently being updated for 2017.  Each year, committee members coordinate campus sustainability events such as Earth Day, film screenings, career fairs, speakers, and panel discussions.  If you are interested in becoming involved with your campus committee, please reach out to your campus committee sustainability chairs.

Campus Student Clubs

Each college has an environmental focused student run club where students discuss and organize engagement campaigns and events.  Follow the Cañada College Environmental club, College of San Mateo Botany Club, and Skyline College Environmental Club Facebook pages to keep up with their adventures!