Skyline College - A Model for Sustainability


UI GreenMetric

Skyline College is firmly committed to sustainability, a fact recently recognized in an international ranking. In the latest Universitas Indonesia (UI) GreenMetric World Universities Rankings 2017, Skyline College stands out as being the #1 community college in the world! 

The UI GreenMetric Rankings is an international ranking that measures and scores an institution’s sustainable educational programs, facilities, and practices.  Scoring categories include: Setting and Infrastructure, Energy and Climate Change, Waste, Water, Transportation, and Education.  Globally, Skyline College ranked #360 out of 619 international participants from 75 countries.

Skyline College’s leadership and commitment to sustainability contributed to the college’s scoring and ranking.  Notable Skyline College sustainability initiatives included numerous educational programs and courses offered, public transportation and shuttle service, implementation of energy efficiency strategies, green building practices for renovation and new construction, greenhouse gas emissions inventory, Zero Waste Program, and Water Efficiency Program. 

"The dedication of faculty, staff, administration, and--most importantly--students to making campus more sustainable is how Skyline College earned this recognition,” said Mary Thomasmyer, the Sustainability Coordinator at Skyline College. “The results further establish this college as a frontrunner in sustainability, which means students here have many opportunities to learn about sustainability in order to become well-rounded leaders.”

Skyline College continues to innovate and improve strategies to establish a sustainable culture on campus for our current and future students, faculty, staff, as well as the wider community.

Visit the UI GreenMetric website to learn more about this incredible accomplishment.