Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
— Brundtland Commission of the United Nations

The ability to achieve continuing economic prosperity while protecting the natural systems of the planet and providing a high quality of life for its people.
— US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Sustainability Programs


Sustainability principles have been incorporated into a number of curriculum programs, including Automotive Systems Technology, Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology, Historic Preservation Technology, Manufacturing Technology, as well as biology, and geography courses. Individual courses include:

AUT 285 Introduction to Alternative Fuels
BIO 140 Environmental Biology
BIO 140A Environmental Biology Lab
CST 244 Sustainable Building Design
ELC 233 Energy Management
GEO 112 Cultural Geography
HPT 111 Principles of Historic Preservation
HPT 250 Preservation Planning and Historic Settings

Continuing Education

Edgecombe Community College offers the following programs to prepare workers, business owners, and entrepreneurs with the skills they need to compete in the “Green Economy”:

  • Building Operator Certification
  • Historic Preservation Trades

Sustainability Resources