President's Sustainability Advisory Committee


The Presidents Sustainability Advisory Committee (PSAC) advises the college president on matters that promote the development  and implementation of  environmentally sustainable policies, practices and systems throughout the district.

Institutional Objective

MiraCosta Community College District will become a vanguard educational institution committed to innovation and researched best practices, broad access to higher education, and environmental sustainability.

Vision, Goals and Purposes

PSAC advises the college president in matters pertaining to environmental sustainability, and:

  1. Management and Organizational Structure
  2. Energy Efficiency
  3. Facilities Operations
  4. Sustainable Building Practices
  5. On-site Generation and Renewable Energy
  6. Transportation, Commuting, and Campus Fleet and Travel
  7. Water, Wastewater and Sustainable Landscaping
  8. Solid Waste Reduction and Management
  9. Green Purchasing
  10. Student and Curriculum Development
  11. Campus and Community Outreach and Awareness
  12. Climate Neutrality

2011-14 Objectives

  1. Develop a three-year plan of actions and an implementation timeline for environmentally sustainable practices and systems including photovoltaic power systems, energy and water conservation projects, and water quality management
  2. Implement and assess action plans related to sustainability
  3. Enroll in the Natural Wildlife Federation Campus Ecology Program and become a member of the US Green Building Council
  4. Define the responsibilities for a sustainability coordinator and develop a job description for this position
  5. Request funding for the sustainability coordinator through the institutional program review process

Expected Frequency of Meetings

Open monthly meetings, with quarterly visits with the college president. Contact the President's Office at 760.795.6610 for meeting schedule.


2013-14 membership






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