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Sustainability @ Maricopa Community Colleges

Maricopa County Community College District Sustainability Resolution

The Maricopa County Community College District and its ten colleges are actively committed to sustainable stewardship of environmental resources and socially responsible practices. Through this resolution MCCCD will pursue the implementation of the three elements of sustainability: environmental responsibility, social equity, and economic viability. We will make decisions and take actions to satisfy our present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. 

MCCCD seeks to strengthen efforts to protect the environment, to support equitable access to resources, and to foster and celebrate diversity. We will strive to prepare students with the knowledge, awareness, and technical competencies needed to steward the planet for generations to come. We will collaborate with our community partners through civic engagement and service to improve quality of life. Environmental stewardship, as well as concern for economic and social impacts and issues, is integral to MCCCD's mission of providing the Phoenix metropolitan area, the State of Arizona, our nation, and the world with a well-educated and globally aware citizenry.

In carrying out this resolution, the MCCCD leadership will recognize and encourage our internal and external communities to identify opportunities, to develop strategies, and to initiate and replicate practices that reflect our sensitivity toward the impacts of our social, economic, and environmental actions. Thereby we hope to achieve our goal of becoming a leader in our community and among educational institutions that value sustainability. 

>> Adopted December 9, 2008