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Sustainability Steering Committee

Lester Jauron, Vice-President for Planning, Research, and Organizational Development

Ken Albright, Director of Facilities Planning and Management

Kelly Munson, Advisor, Student Activities and Associated Students

Mimi Riley, Faculty, Sociology

Resource Materials

Resource materials


The Sustainability Education & Economic Development (SEED) Center, a leadership initiative and free resource center created by the American Association of Community Colleges and ecoAmerica, provides strategic guidance to dramatically scale up community college programs to educate America’s 21st century workforce to compete in the green economy. Butte College is proud to be one of the charter signatories.

Thousands of websites claim to have free, inspiring, sustainability curricula, but few deliver. The following website list (PDF) was created in an effort to ease the workload of those instructors who want to incorporate sustainability within their courses. These sites have been reviewed to ensure they offer responsible articles, activities, projects, databases and other curricula that can be easily incorporated into courses. Emphasis is placed on basic skills levels, and local resources are prioritized over those at a distance. The curriculum on most sites is free to use via creative commons, public domain, private or government grants. However, please be sure to double-check that anything you reproduce for your courses is done so within copyright limits. Get the resource list (PDF).

Board Of Governers Presentation"Presentation on Sustainability for the Board of Governor'sPowerPoint Slideshow

Presentation given to the board of governor's on September 12, 2011.



Sustainability brochure"A national leader in sustainability in community colleges" - the College has created a brochure to highlight the various things Butte College is committed to doing towards a sustainable campus. PDF Version



Butte College wins the National Wildlife Chillout Contest."Butte College Wins National Wildlife Chillout Contest Award for Sustainability Efforts"  PDF Version

Butte College National Wildlife 2008 Chill Out contest YouTube entry.



"Succeeding Together - 2012" develops five strategic initiatives that provide the basis for Butte College's strategic direction. "Modeling Sustainability" is one of five Butte College Strategic/Educational Initiatives developed using an Appreciative Inquiry process in January 2007. Modeling Sustainability - The college promotes the best possible outcomes for its human and natural environments. This includes approaching the college curriculum, student and civic engagement and college practices in ways that meet current needs while ensuring similar resources will be available in the future. PDF Version (see page 19 and 20 on Modeling Sustainability)


Mike Miller receives an award for Butte College at the Green California Community College Summit."Greening A Rural Campus: Sustainability at Butte Community College."
An article about Butte College in the Fall 2008 Green Technology, Community Colleges Edition magazine. PDF Version

Mike Miller, director of Facilities Planning and Management receives the Green Achievement Award, Individual Facilities at the Green California Community Colleges Summit, October 2008.  Mike presented on the Living and Learning on a Green Campus (PDF Version), and participated on a panel presentation about green facilities (PDF Version).



Sustainability Presentation-This Way to Sustainability 2012

Presentation given by Dr. Duke Sun and Les Jauron at the China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE) in Beijing in October 2010. PDF

“How We Became a National Leader in Sustainability” for the 90th Annual AACC Convention on April 18, 2010. PPT Version or PDF Version

PowerPoint presentation on the Sustainability efforts at Butte College from the panel discussion on January 16, 2008. PPT Version or PDF Version

PowerPoint presentation on The CCC/IOU Energy Efficiency Partnership: Sustainability in Higher Education PPT Version or PDF Version.

American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), AACC Final - Presentation at AACC Annual Convention (April 2009), Creating Culture Change: Living and Learning on a Green Campus.

Facilities Task Force. - Presentation at Facilities Task Force (September 2008)

Presentations from the Butte College, This Way to Sustainability Conference, The Built Environment is available in PDF or PPT version.  Please send your requests to Christie Lee at

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