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Our mission is to provide El Centro College the tools and support needed to incorporate sustainable decisions regarding education, environment, economics and engagement.

Our focuses are:
  • Education - Focused on integrating sustainable behavior into the college curriculum.
  • Engagement - A leader in sustainable decisions and providing a model for the community.
  • Economy - Realization of the economic benefits of sustainable solutions.
  • Environment - Committed to programs that protect our natural resources

In The News

El Centro looking to create wind farm in downtown Dallas


DALLAS — El Centro College is looking to install nearly two dozen wind turbines to save money on electricity.

The college has been testing one 15-foot turbine (they call it the "energy ball") on the roof of their historic Sanger Brothers Complex in downtown Dallas.

"It comes in from the windmill in DC current," explained David Browning, El Centro's Vice President of Business. "Then it goes in the box that converts it back to AC."

The project has been gathering wind data and supplying some power to the campus, which is looking to expand the project. Instead of one turbine in the middle of the roof, Browning envisions rows of turbines.

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