Welcome to the Sustainability Center
The students, faculty, staff and administration of Prairie State College are committed to improving and protecting the environment while promoting fiscal and social responsibility. We seek to educate students to understand the pressures facing the local and global environment and to increase their awareness of the importance of the “green economy.” We will also provide the skills and knowledge they will need to address the social and environmental issues that are important to our community and to support public policies that will contribute to an excellent quality of life both now and in the future.
PSC's sustainability center was launched in 2011 and serves as a resource for students, faculty, staff, and community members interested in sustainability,
including the emerging green economy, green jobs training, and energy efficiency.
PSC is a member of the Illinois Green Economy Network, a state-wide network connecting sustainability professionals across the state to advance sustainability initiatives and best practices on our campuses and in our local communities.
Bronze Level Compact School
Prairie State College has been recognized as a Bronze Level Compact School by Governor Quinn and the Green Governments Coordinating Council. For more information on PSC's sustainability commitments and the Illinois Campus Sustainability Compact, please visit our commitment page.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
- What can you recycle on campus and at home?
- Waste diversion at PSC
- Tips for Waste Reduction
- PSC Asset Disposal Procedures
- STEM and the Community College
- Cutting Utility Costs
- Sustainability explained
- Green courses at PSC
- Additional resources
- Sustainable Celebrations
Advancing Sustainability at PSC
Have an idea for a program or initiative the PSC sustainability center might be able to implement? We want to know! Please take 2 minutes to complete the anonymous online form.