Sustainable Massasoit

Welcome to Sustainable Massasoit!

On this site you will learn about Massasoit Community College’s sustainability initiatives, the latest environmental news, and ways you can get involved. We’d like to hear from you. Please contact us @

Second Friday Speaker Series – May 12


Friday, May 12, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Louison Board Room – Brockton Campus

Tania Taranovski
Director, Programs & Operations
Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life
New England Aquarium

What is sustainable seafood, and why does it matter?

Find out the answers to these questions and learn what choices you can make to promote the health of our oceans. Ms. Taranovski will speak about the New England Aquarium’s marine conservation work, with a special focus on its Sustainable Seafood Program.

Please join us for our last Second Friday speaker of the spring semester — all students, faculty, and staff are welcome to this free event! Light refreshments will be served.

Celebrate Earth Day

Join the Environmental League of Massasoit (ELM) for an Earth Day Celebration!

Wednesday, April 19
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Brockton Campus* Student Center – Upper Student Lounge


– Find out what’s happening with sustainability at Massasoit
– Enjoy music & popcorn
– Try your hand at sustainability trivia for a chance to win raffle prizes
– Bring in your hard-to-recycle items: CFLs, alkaline batteries, inkjet cartridges, eyeglasses, cell phones, keys, greeting cards, empty personal care product containers, textiles

*The Canton Student Life Office is sponsoring an Earth Day Celebration in the Canton Commons on April 19. If you are on the Canton campus next Wednesday, be sure to stop by! 



World Water Day – March 22

World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about taking action to tackle the water crisis. Today, there are over 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home, spending countless hours queuing or trekking to distant sources, and coping with the health impacts of using contaminated water.

The Sustainable Development Goals, launched in 2015, include a target to ensure everyone has access to safe water by 2030, making water a key issue in the fight to eradicate extreme poverty.

In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly officially designated March 22 as World Water Day. World Water Day is coordinated by UN-Water in collaboration with governments and partners.

Find out more about this year’s theme, wastewater, and how you can do your part to minimize that waste.

Second Friday Sustainability Speaker – March 10

Climate: Between Science & Politics

Presented by Prof. David Bassett

Friday, March 10  12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Brockton Campus Student Center – Louison Board Room

Prof. Bassett will explore climate change from scientific, historical, and political perspectives. How can these divergent, often polarizing viewpoints come together to address the critical climate challenges we face?

Please join us for this fascinating presentation and lively Q&A.

All students, faculty, and staff are welcome. Bring your lunch — dessert and beverages will be provided.

Live streaming to Canton and Middleborough Campuses, with group viewing available in MD 103 (Middleborough) and President’s Conference Room, 100 A (Canton).

Student Carpooling Program

Massasoit is offering preferred parking for students who carpool to the Brockton campus. This initiative is a collaboration with the MA Dept. of Transportation’s MassRIDES program and part of Massasoit’s overall commitment to sustainability.

Lots 2, 4, and 5 now have designated carpool spaces, and carpool stickers are required to park in these locations. To get their FREE sticker, student carpool drivers and other drivers in their group just need to take their license and registration to Campus Police (Student Center, lower level) to sign up for the program.

Carpooling benefits are many, including:

  • Parking close to class
  • Saving on gas money
  • Reducing vehicle wear and tear
  • Lowering your carbon footprint

In addition, by signing up for the MassRIDES NuRide program, students can earn points toward restaurant coupons, store discounts, and other deals! Those who don’t yet have a carpool buddy can sign up with NuRide to find one.

See carpool-flyer for more details. If you have any questions, please email

Second Friday Speaker – Friday, December 9

12:05-1:00 p.m., Brockton Rm. LA560 & Canton Rm. C211

A Life-Changing Sabbatical Journey


An adventure that began in Costa Rica to study sustainable agriculture and continued for 7 months to 12 countries, altering my perspective on the world and my place in it.

Massasoit Biology Professor Melanie Trecek-King

All students, faculty, and staff are invited — please join us!

America Recycles Day

amrecyclesdayNovember 15 is America Recycles Day. Stop by the Environmental League of Massasoit’s display between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. in the Brockton cafeteria to learn how you can do your part!

Visit our Recycling pages to find out about the many items you can recycle at Massasoit and where to take hard-to-recycle items such as plastic bags, electronics, and foam.