Sustainability at Seminole State

Sustainability refers to the long-term viability of behaviors, products and processes within both their local and global context, and sustainable practices take account of interactions between the built environment and the natural environment and assess responsibly the social, economic and environmental impacts of organizational decisions.

Seminole State College of Florida drives to improve its organizational sustainability, resilience, and resource efficiency so that it can fulfill its educational mission well into the future.

Focus Areas

The College continues to identify and pursue strategies to reduce waste and improve the sustainability of operations and instruction. These strategies are collected in the institution's Sustainability Plan. Key focus area include:

Facilities & Operations

  • Sustainable Design for Building Renovation & Construction
  • Energy & Water Efficiency
  • Waste Mitigation
  • Strategic Space Management


  • Sustainability Mapped to Curriculum
  • Experiential & Service Learning
  • Campus as a Learning Laboratory for Sustainability

Community Engagement

  • Educational Partnerships with Local Industry
  • Community-Based Programs
  • Collaboration with Fellow Colleges & Universities

Our Mission for Sustainability

Seminole State College of Florida will strive to create an institutional culture of sustainability and a community of practice dedicated to the long-term social, economic and environmental wellness of our college and community.

Our Vision for Sustainability

Seminole State College of Florida aspires to become a model for the community, the Florida College System, and the nation for sustainability practices and environmental stewardship.