Community College Sustainability Profile: College of the Desert

Tonight we highlight the College of the Desert’s sustainability efforts.  The College of the Desert (COD) adopted a Sustainability Stewardship Policy in 2009 to affirm that:

COD will develop and maintain principles and guidelines of sustainability stewardship in the execution of its responsibilities to facilities design and operation; campus management; and teaching and learning.

The college followed the policy with the adoption in 2010 of a Green Council to shepherd the policy forward and the council is responsible for producing an annual report on the campus’ sustainability efforts, you can view the reports here


The College has recently opened the Desert Enterprise Center in an effort to be a hub for renewable energy development.  The following is an article highlighting the College of the Desert Enterprise Center:


College of the Desert’s efforts have certainly made them a leader in community college sustainability and we congratulate them on their efforts.