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This guide was created to document and highlight Windward Community College sustainability resources, initiatives, and events.

Windward Community College

WCC Sustainability Resources Guide

This guide was created to document and highlight Windward Community College sustainability resources, initiatives, and events. Let's make our campus and community more sustainable.

What is Sustainability?

The concept of sustainability emerged from "sustainable development" defined in the 1987 United Nations Brundtland Report as "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs," addressing the balance between social equity, economic vitality, and environmental integrity. 

Issues relating to sustainability are interdisciplinary and may be found under a variety of topics in WCC's library and classes. Our committee is guided by the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which identify issues and topics as "the vital framework that provides us with a long-term response that leads to greener, more inclusive economies, and stronger, more resilient societies" and are identified as the following:  

  1. ending poverty
  2. ending hunger
  3. increasing good health and wellbeing
  4. access to quality education
  5. gender equality
  6. clean water and sanitation
  7. access to affordable and clean energy
  8. decent work and economic growth
  9. industry, innovation, and infrastructure
  10. reduced inequality
  11. sustainable cities and communities
  12. responsible consumption and production
  13. climate action
  14. life below water
  15. life on land
  16. peace and justice and strong institutions
  17. creating partnerships to achieve these goals

Contact Information

For information about the Sustainability Committee and S-Designation for courses, Jenny Webster, jennyrw [at] hawaii.edu.

For information about volunteering, Jon Rosen, jyr [at] hawaii.edu

For questions, suggestions, and thoughts about this guide, Ellie Seaton, emseaton [at] hawaii.edu

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