Mission & Sustainability at BHCC
BHCC Health & Wellness Center
Awarded LEED Gold certification.
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 as a vanguard of the field and help 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.
Bunker Hill Community College has a longstanding commitment to sustainability. In 2007, President Mary Fifield signed the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) and formed the President's Climate Commitment and Sustainability Committee as an advisory committee to carry out the mandates associated with being a signatory of the ACUPCC. Since 2007, BHCC has furthered its commitment by developing and implementing plans to improve the performance of campus buildings, meet greenhouse gas reduction goals, and support a culture of sustainability for our students, faculty, and staff. The College has also included in its long range goals the commitment to "Cultivate College-Wide Sustainability Initiatives."
Some of our achievements to date include:
BHCC has received praise for its sustainability efforts including: 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. The 48,000 square foot Heath and Wellness Center received the 2008 Green Design Concept Award from Education Design Showcase.