Alamo Colleges is committed to becoming a sustainable institution that promotes economic, environmental, and social well-being. The sustainability goals set forth for the district include the following:
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Alamo Colleges signed the American College and University Presidents' Climate commitment in 2009.
The district committed to carbon neutrality by 2050, and expects to reduce carbon emissions by 30% by 2020.
In accordance with Texas SB 898, the District will continue to reduce total electricity consumption by 5% each year.
The District commits to a 70% reduction in domestic water use by 2050, and a 25% reduction in domestic water use by 2020.
Indoor Air Quality
The District commits to complete indoor occupancy quality monitoring by 2050 and active reductions in pollutant emissions from landscaping, housekeeping, etc.
The District has a zero waste purchasing goal by 2050, and a 40% green purchasing goal by 2025. This green purchase goal applies to products with a sustainable substitute.
The District commits to registering and certifying at least one LEED Existing Building or New Construction building each year.