Featured Community Partnership: Environmental Partners
While its official school colors remain vermillion and gold, some might say Waubonsee has gone green, thanks in part to help from local park districts, forest preserves, conservation and environmental organizations. Together, we’re proud to preserve the environment for generations to come.
Nurturing Natural Beauty
Encompassing wetlands, prairie and oak savanna, Waubonsee’s Sugar Grove Campus has a rich, rustic beauty that is hard to replicate and so that much more important to preserve. Decisions are made in the interest of the environment; for example, the footprint and orientation of the college’s new Field House was modified so as not to disturb the savanna’s root zone.
Sustainable Building Features
Not just the placement but the features of the Field House were chosen with an eye toward green practices. It includes a rain recycling system to recapture rain water for use in irrigation, along with computerized, high-efficiency interior climate controls. The Aurora Downtown Campus was built with a white roof to reduce the heat island effect.
The Arbor Day Foundation has recognized the college as a Tree Campus USA designee for the past five years. Another award that Waubonsee is extremely proud of is the Conservation at Work Certification given by The Conservation Foundation as recognition of the college’s continued sustainability efforts.