Sustainability Center

Oakton is committed to being “green.” From its buildings and grounds to eco-friendly events and green management practices, the College works to preserve and protect natural resources and the planet. Sustainable practices and behaviors are designed to meet current needs without compromising those of future generations. As the College's 2013-2017 strategic plan Connecting What Matters notes, "Green initiatives have made sustainability a priority in a wide range of institutional practices, academic offerings, and in the use of the grounds and internal environment.”

Recent Sustainability Successes
Solar Array on the Skokie Campus (Coming Soon!!)
Electric vehicle charging and green parking
College Leadership and Sustainability Award, IGEN
Ban the bottle initiative and new hydration stations
Increased waste diversion
Go Green Video
Science and Health Careers Center, LEED Gold Certification
Illinois Campus Sustainability Compact
Science and Health Careers Center
Photovoltaic array
Prairie restoration efforts
2014 Waste Stream Study
Near-zero waste events
Outdoor classrooms
Launch of sustainability Facebook page and blog
Creation of a sustainability specialist staff position

Do you have an idea for how Oakton Community College can be more "Green"? We want to hear it! Send us your suggestions.