Spring break will be extended one week for students at the colleges of DCCCD. Classes will not be held March 16-29 as faculty and staff prepare to transition to working, teaching and learning remotely. Please visit
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Richland College’s Sustainability Mission is to build a sustainable local and world community by modeling and cultivating an eco-friendly campus, incorporating a green educational curriculum and green sustainable community ever mindful of being good stewards of the environment and its natural resources for future generations.
Richland Green Teams
Richland College Green Teams consists of students, faculty, staff and community who voluntarily come together to fulfill the mission of the District and college in promoting sustainability awareness, identify sustainability initiatives and implement solutions to help our campus be energy efficient with our resources and environmentally sustainable.
Richland Facilities Sustainability
Richland College Facilities Sustainability vision is to develop a campus “culture of sustainability,” and take the lead to incorporate a green curriculum by utilizing our campus resources as a living laboratory to provide training for staff and students about sustainable practices.
Richland Energy Management
The Energy Management program prepares students to evaluate energy use patterns and systems. Students gain practical experience monitoring energy consumption and emissions and identifying the financial and environmental impacts of improved energy performance. The program prepares students for careers in energy efficiency and waste reduction.
Are you interested in pursuing career in Sustainability? Get information regarding Environmental Science courses at Richland College and throughout the DCCCD.
As the newest member of the LEED family of green buildings, Richland College is an important addition to the growing strength of the green building movement.
LEED ® Certified Green Buildings
No man is an island. There are people, places and things that you will need to succeed in the classroom. Use these resources to your advantage.
LEED® Platinum CertificateSabine Science Building
LEED® Gold CertificateGarland Campus
Richland College has been recognized for its efforts.
2017 Tree Campus USA Designation ♦ 2017, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010 & 2008 Recyclemania Texas First Place ♦ 2013-2016 City f Dallas Recycle Round-Up ♦ 2016 Recyclemania Grand Champions ♦ 2016 SMCP-Sustaniablity Management Certified Professional (Member) ♦ 2013 & 2009 Recyclemania Texas Second Place ♦ 2012, 2011 & 2010 EPA Waste Wise Partner of the Year - Colleges & Universities ♦ 2012 Louis I Kahn Citation Sabine Hall of Science LEED Platinum ♦ 2011 U.S. Green Building Council LEED Platinum ♦ 2011 ASASHE STARS Silver Institution ♦ 2011 The State of Texas House of Representiatives - H. R. No. 1892 ♦ 2010 TEMA-Texas Energy Managers Association (Member) ♦ 2009 Green Richland College Recycling on Campus & 2009 Business & Industry Awards Environmental Award ♦ 2008 Texas Tree Farm Foundation
Richland College dual credit high school students Samuel Flanagan and Paige Smith helped the Dallas County Community College District win...
Richland College is passionate about going green, and the college has once again been recognized for its efforts...
Richland College has recently been designated as a Tree Campus USA College by the Arbor Day Foundation. This designation recognizes college and university campuses that...
Sonia Ford, Sustainability Project Coordinator | Pecos Hall, P-157 | 972-238-6109 or 972-238-3793
Pecos Hall, P-131 972-238-3793
Sustainability Project Coordinator
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