Commitment to Sustainability and Environmental Compliance

​​​Dallas College believes that our organization has a financial, social and environmental responsibility to the community to ensure a healthy and sustainable future for Dallas County and its citizens.

We demonstrate our commitment to sustainability in these ways:

  • We comply with local, state and federal environmental laws and regulations.
  • We actively promote and participate in conservation and pollution prevention activities.
  • We continuously integrate process improvements in our operations.
  • We purchase environmentally responsible goods and services.

Dallas College Supports Local and Global Goals

Other Regional Municipal Plans:

Compliance Is a Shared Responsibility

The environmental performance of Dallas College’s contractors, vendors and consultants directly affects our ability to protect the environment and comply with environmental laws and regulations.

If selected as a contractor, vendor or consultant, you also will be responsible for knowing and complying with the environmental protection laws, ordinances and regulations which apply to the work you do for Dallas College.

We Prefer to Purchase Environmentally Preferable Products

Environmentally preferable products and services have a lesser or reduced negative effect on human health and the environment when compared to competing products or services that serve the same purpose.

Examples of environmentally preferable products and services

Dallas College Green Green Laboratory Program

Dallas College has a green laboratories program that was initiated by the Department of Biological Sciences, Facilities Services Department and the Office of Sustainability.

Green lab practices are included in the lab safety training at the beginning of each lab course. The following laboratories participate in green lab goals for energy efficiency, water conservation, equipment and materials management, recycling, and green lab safety.

  • Agriculture
  • Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology
  • Arts
  • Automotive Technology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Information Technology
  • Construction Technology
  • Culinary
  • Electrical Technology
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Fire Protection Technology
  • Geology
  • Geospatial Information Systems Technology
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Photography
  • Physics
  • Veterinary Technology
  • Video Technology
  • Welding Technology