What does it mean to be sustainable?


Our campus is sustainable because it is environmentally healthy, economically sufficient and socially inclusive. Breaking up the word "sustainability" into these three parts (environmental, economic and social) helps us adequately define sustainability on our campus. Check out a few examples below.

Sustainability Campus Events for the Community

  • Earth Month 2019

    Monday, April 1, 5 p.m.
    JJC Theater
    Documentary and Discussion: The True Cost
    Screening at 6 p.m. with light refreshments at 5 p.m.

    Wednesday, April 3 , 10 a.m.
    Walk & Talk: Arboretum Tour, led by Fredric Miller
    Meet at the Greenhouse

    Friday, April 5, 7:30 a.m.
    U-Building Auditorium
    Greenest Region Compact Event
    Will County Regional Sustainability Network

    Sunday, April 7, 8 a.m. to noon 
    Restoration Work Day
    Will County Forest Preserve & Natural Sciences Club

    Sunday, April 7, 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    White Oak Library (Lockport)
    Life with Less Plastic: Citizens Against Ruining the Environment (C.A.R.E.)

Environmental Sustainability at JJC

Environmental sustainability is about not depleting our vital natural resources faster than they are renewed to ensure that people and other species live well now and in the future. You can:

Economic Sustainability at JJC

Economic sustainability is about the economic climate evolving to meet the needs of the people by being efficient, responsible, and dependable for the long term. You can:

Social Sustainability at JJC

Social sustainability is about education, diversity, tolerance, inclusion, empathy, and equity achieved by a strong civil society and a developed sense of community. You can: