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The 2014-2019 Sonoma County Junior College District Strategic Plan outlines its vision: SRJC aspires to be an inclusive, diverse, and sustainable learning community that engages the whole person.

Further, one of the eight values identified in this plan is Sustainability that includes:

  • The teaching of sustainability principles and concepts
  • Research on sustainable development projects/issues
  • Incorporating ecological values and practices in the District's operations
  • Support and promotion of sustainability efforts in our community
  • Fiscal solvency and sustainability

Goal E: Establish a Strong Culture of Sustainability that promotes environmental stewardship, economic vitality, and social equity may be achieved by the following high-level actions:

  • Expand, support, and monitor district-wide sustainability practices and initiatives
  • Infuse sustainability across the curriculum and promote awareness throughout District operations
  • Promote social and economic equity in the communities we serve
  • Ensure economic sustainability by leveraging resources, partnering with our communities, and contributing to the economic growth of the region

Sustainability is interdisciplinary; it is taught across multiple academic departments. Courses that include sustainability address human impact & responsibility in the following areas: environmental stewardship, economic vitality, and social equity. Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs is a fundamental precept of sustainability education.

At SRJC, we offer two types of sustainability classes: designated courses with an explicit focus on sustainability, as well classes which include sustainability topics within the coursework. \

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Indigo-dyed fabrics using Shone-grown indigo plant