Discover Sustainability

Introducing the Sustainability LibGuide

Visit our library database for all things Sustainability at PPCC - including events, videos, tools, guides, news, articles, teaching resources and more! Launch Discovery


Sustainability Summit

SimpliCity: Howdy, neighbor

Local summit aims to further green initiatives through cooperation. Published by Colorado Springs Independent on January 28, 2015. Read the Article

Trash Art Competition

Upcycle Trash into Works of Art

"I wish my artwork could persuade millions of people to join a global conversation about sustainability."
–Edward Burtynsky

Lips made from trash


  • Check Show opens to the public for one day on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 10am to 7pm at the Centennial Campus Atrium.
  • Check An art talk, awards ceremony and reception will take place from 5-7pm.


  • Check Cash Prizes! $100 First, $75 Second, $50 Third.
  • Check Art Intake/Drop-off is on Monday, April 20, 2015 from 8am to 5pm in the Centennial Campus Grove.
  • Check Art Pickup is Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 7-8pm.

How do you compete?
Read the Trash Art Competition Submission Guidelines (PDF)

Thrift Shop Prom

Thrift Shop Prom promotion

Heads up for Thursday, April 23rd: We've got the one and only Dj Cavem coming in to light up the dance floor for our Thrift Shop Prom! Tickets are on sale right now in the Student Life offices for $5 each. We'll see you there!

Get Green with PPCC!

"The future is green energy, sustainability, renewable energy."
–Arnold Schwarzenegger

The Office of Sustainability was created and funded by Student Government to engage, educate and equip the Campus Community to adopt sustainable lifestyle habits. These behaviors have the potential to collectively benefit the well-being of people, economy and natural environment. The Sustainability Coordinator collaborates with on and off-campus specialists to provide relevant opportunities for students, staff and faculty to discover sustainability. Learn more and get involved!

Join the Sustainability Club!

  • Conferences, Fundraisers, Networking, Service Projects, Field Trips
  • Open to students of all academic and technical programs 
  • Learn how to save money, feel healthy, and reduce your environmental impact 
  • Help others realize the many benefits of sustainable living

To get involved: Like PPCC Sustainability Club on Facebook or email Michael Heggem

Visit our Sustainability Events Calendar and get involved with us!

PPCC encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact: Konrad Schlarbaum at (719) 502-2342 or by email at least 3 business days before the event.