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.
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:
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