In higher education, sustainability typically refers to faculty, staff, and students creating a culture that strives to reduce their impact on the environment in many different ways. At Hinds CC, we have reduced our energy consumption to not only be better stewards of taxpayer dollars but also to reduce our greenhouse emissions. We also strive to recycle in order to reduce our waste that ends up in landfills.

We are committed to creating a more sustainable environment through various college initiatives. In 2008, the college implemented a comprehensive energy management program. Recycling was placed under this department in 2013 resulting in the newly established Office of Sustainability. This department is accountable for energy management, recycling, and other practices related to sustainability efforts.

Energy Savings

  • $8,517,823 = 30%
  • Cumulative Green House Gas Reduction

Energy Reduction Impact

  • 7,416,006 MMBTU
  • 373,930 equiv. metric tons of C02

*This is equivalent to 77,902 passenger cars not driven for one year or 9,587,945 tree seedlings grown for 10 years.


  • Total amount of recyclables since July 2014: 600,000 lbs.


Mindy Stevens
Sustainability Projects Coordinator