At South West College, we are aware of the need for environmental, social, and economic sustainability. A sustainable College provides a healthy environment for students and staff, promotes resource efficiency, and impresses the importance of tackling societal challenges. We all have a part to play in building a sustainable society and South West College has a particular responsibility to promote sustainability through education and training, knowledge exchange, corporate social responsibility, and the shaping future agendas.

We have a responsibility to make change happen and we are committed to making lasting change a real possibility in our college community. ​

Sustainable development and climate change are two of the greatest challenges of our time. Sustainability is a core value for our staff and students at South West College. With local roots and global reach, we are deeply aware of our responsibilities to leave the world in a better place than we found it. Through our teaching, professional practices and engagement with students we are committed to being a champion for the natural world. With a growing population of 7 billion, and limited natural resources, we need to find a way to live sustainably, within our means. ​

Our Sustainability Strategy is guided by our shared responsibilities and by the principles of One Planet Living, in fact we aim to become the first college globally to be One Planet Living recognised. ​

So what do these ambitions really mean? ​ ​

​ ​ At South West College we have adopted a 4L’s approach to sustainability