It is Columbia Basin College’s mission to provide “access to educational programs, workforce development, basic skills, cultural enrichment, and [to promote] physical and emotional well-being” for not only its student body, but the community it serves as well. This community college is committed to the green movement with several endeavors to make the campus a greener environment including raising environmental awareness, promoting energy and water conservation, sponsoring a recycling plan, and becoming a designated “Tree Campus USA”, which are just a few highlights of the campus’ many environmentally friendly accomplishments.
With its main campus in Pasco, Washington, the college has two other campuses in what is known as Tri-Cities, Washington including a campus in Richland and another in Kennewick. Accreditation is granted by the Northwest Association of Colleges and Universities. Founded in 1955, with an enrollment of approximately 8000 students, CBC is a leading agent of community engagement and a model of institutional environmental sustainability in the area.