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Sustainability at Cabrillo

At Cabrillo College, we are steadfastly dedicated to contributing to a more sustainable future, both for our campus community and for the world at large. We recognize the importance of nurturing an eco-conscious culture and fostering environmental stewardship among our students, staff, and faculty.

As you navigate through our website, you will discover a wealth of resources and opportunities designed to promote environmental awareness, responsible practices, and innovative solutions to the pressing challenges of our time. We invite you to explore and learn more about how Cabrillo College is actively working towards creating a greener, more resilient future for generations to come. Join us in our ongoing journey to preserve our planet and ensure the well-being of everyone.
Campus Sustainability

Tour sustainability Efforts on Campus

Water Stations on Campus

Specific water station locations:

In an effort to reduce use consumption of drink containers, we offer filtered water stations on campus.

Upper Campus
Lower Campus
Athletic Fields
Waste on Campus

Divert 75

With state-mandated AB 341, Divert 75 was created to divert 75% of our total waste away from our landfill and into more sustainable options such as composting, recycling, and reusing. Recycling ♻ bins can be found throughout the campus.

Green Energy and Buildings on Campus


We aim to be energy and green conscious in our building to strive for a healthy space we work and learn. The Horticulture Department greenhouse facilities includes photo-voltaic panels - allowing light to pass through for the plants while also generating clean energy.


Lights in the buildings are motion censored. This helps reduce energy use.

LEED Platinum-Certified Building

The Solari Green Technology Center in Watsonville - a shining example of Cabrillo's commitment to sustainability, and our first-ever LEED Platinum-certified building, setting the benchmark for eco-conscious design and innovation.

Transportation to Campus

Charging Stations

Cabrillo offers Aptos Campus EV Charging Stations.

Bike Co-op

Cabrillo offers options to help students faculty and staff avoid the parking hassles and find more sustainable alternatives to the Single-Occupant-Vehicle (SOaV) commute, including bikes & buses. Visit our Bike Co-Op Program for many resources.

Bus Pass

Our community has a great bus system! Get a bus pass at the Cabrillo Welcome Center. There is no additional cost for the bus pass since the expenses are already covered by the student fees.

Sustainability Scholarship

Sustainability Council honors Sky's memory by offering a $500-$1000 Cabrillo College transfer students, active in the Sustainability Council, pursuing a baccalaureate degree in the environmental science, sustainability or ecology field.

Campus Earth Month Activities 2023

APTOS On-Campus : In-Person Events

  • Now - April 14

    The Empathy Project: Art, Compassion & Connection - Cabrillo Gallery

    Details Here

  • All week

    Check out the Library DIsplay

  • Monday, April 17 : 11:00-12:00

    Renew your relationship with the Earth. Take a walk in the woods right from

    campus. All are welcome! Meet Lisa Gilbert and Kendall Sooter at the trailhead

    behind the 700 building

  • Monday, April 17, 3:00-5:00

    Food, Not Waste, Fair &; Action for Sustainability Class display in the Quad

  • Tuesday, April 18 : 12:00-1:00

    Solar PV Array tour! Meet in Lot K by the gym for a Facilities Dept. led tour

    of the system that will power our campus with clean energy.

  • Thursday, April 20 2023 10:30 -2:30 pm
    • Celebrate Earth Week in the plaza near the Cafeteria

    • Put a plant in it! Take home a gift from the Earth or bring some to share.

      Bring your upcycled plant container.

      Also!!! Make friends with a California native plant and bring one home

    • Energy for a Sustainable Future Student Displays

    • Get active with local environmental non-profits

  • 11:30 -1:00 pm Room 913

    Eco-Anxiety with Erin Johnson

  • 6:30 pm, Crocker Theater

    Mental Health Conference speaker Dr. Kristen Neff- Mindful Self


WATSONVILLE: On-Campus In-Person Events

Community Activities

Sustainability Initiatives in Action
A sustainable environment inspires us to reimagine our world, fostering innovation and unity as we safeguard the Earth for future generations.