Feather River Community College District embraces the definition of sustainability as provided by the Brundtland Commission (March 1987): "sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."
In October 2009, the Sustainability Action Team adopted the following mission statement to guide its goals and objectives:
The mission of the Feather River College Sustainability Action Team (SAT) is to facilitate projects and initiatives that improve the college's self-sufficiency, demonstrate a greater sense of environmental and social responsibility, improve literacy of sustainability issues, and strengthen partnerships within the broader community.
Sustainability initiatives at FRC serve this broad mission by addressing campus facilities and operations, curriculum and academic programs, and opportunities for community sustainability partnerships. Feather River College's sustainability program, Sustainable FRC, is a free-standing program at the College tasked with supporting a variety of sustainability initiatives on campus. Currently, sustainability initiatives on campus are coordinated by the Sustainability Action Team, a diverse group of campus constituents dedicated to supporting sustainability on campus, in the community, and in the curriculum.