Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.37
Liaison Benjamin Newton
Submission Date March 3, 2020

STARS v2.2

Central Community College
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Resiliency Committees

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership?:
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? :
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability:

The Environmental Sustainability office facilitates Resiliency Committees in Grand Island, Columbus, and Hastings communities. This is an ongoing partnership where CCC and multiple city/county departments and local businesses collaborate on multiple committees to develop a complete streets policy, promote walking and biking through educational events, community gardens, and also collaborate on the CCC Earth Month events. CCC has had students from underrepresented groups meet with the committee to provide feedback, and CCC has provided funds to improve signage on walking and biking trails. The goal of the committees is to provide all citizens a safe option to walk and bike to locations in town as not everyone can afford a car, and to reduce the number of vehicles on the road and thus reduce vehicle emissions.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
Nebraska State fair

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (2nd partnership):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):

The Nebraska State fair has provided funding for students to create projects that are sustainability focused. The projects are displayed in the Sustainability Pavilion during the duration of the fair. Some of the projects that we have displayed are: an Earth Wall, growing vegetables from scraps, micro greens, mini pollinator gardens, zero waste, plarn, and a myconoe.
https://www.statefair.org/events/ccc-sustainability-projects


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
SLPS

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership? (3rd partnership):
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (3rd partnership):
Not Sure

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):

The Sustainability Leadership Presentation Series (SLPS) is a collaborative live broadcast of highly qualified and credible speakers, presenting on regional topics of sustainability as well as global and local environmental issues. The SLPS stimulates needed discussion and provides examples for action, planning and problem-solving for leadership in environmental sustainability.
https://www.cccneb.edu/slps


A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:

CCC works with Keep Columbus Beautiful, Keep Lexington Beautiful, Conservation Nebraska, Green Fiber, Nebraska Extension in Platte County as well as other community partners to put on sustainability events like America Recycles Day and Earth Month events. These events focus on outreach to students and the community to bring about a culture of sustainability.


Website URL where information about the institution’s community partnerships to advance sustainability is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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