• Horticulture students installing a n infiltration basin to capture water at 1808 Albany

  • Students in a Horticulture class get first-hand experience building a water infiltration basin

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Education & Culture


Strategic Plan Goal E

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


In 2019, SRJC submitted its first STARS® report. STARS® the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System created by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) as a transparent, self-reporting framework for universities and colleges to measure their sustainability performance. We are the first community college in California to complete this assessment!

We have been awarded a bronze-level designation.

STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System) a program of aashe. Bronze

SRJC will use the results of this assessment to guide the creation of a new sustainability plan and to improve efforts across categories for future submissions of STARS®.

Five Sustainability Spheres

The District Sustainability Committee has crafted goals within five spheres of sustainability, and this website is organized accordingly. 

  • Economics & Equity
  • Transportation & Access
  • Edicatopm & Culture
  • Energy, Waste, Water + Facilities & Grounds
  • Civic & Community Engagement