Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.45
Liaison Benjamin Newton
Submission Date March 3, 2023

STARS v2.2

Central Community College
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00
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Is the institution currently a member of a national or international higher education sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):
AASHE and Second Nature

Does the institution actively participate in a regional, state/provincial, or local higher education sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):
Sustainability Leadership Presentation Series (SLPS) with Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, University of Nebraska-Omaha, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Hastings College, Creighton University, and the Nebraska Recycling Council.

Also we are an active member of the Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability (UMACS)

Has the institution presented at a higher education sustainability conference during the previous year?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):
AASHE, UMACS, Second Nature Climate Summit, National Communications Association
1. Rural Resiliency Assessments and Unnatural Disasters
2. Mushroom Canoe, Algae Biofuels, and Earthwalls at the Nebraska State Fair Sustainability Pavilion
3. The MycHotel: A novel mycelial building material used to augment solitary bee and wasp conservation
4. Higher Education Institutions: Partners in Social & Economic Community Resilience
5. Successes and Lessons Learned: Using Digital Badges to Engage Students in Sustainability
6. Teaching the UN SDGs: Developing local goals in the classroom

Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to an external higher education sustainability resource center or awards program?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the sustainability resource center or awards program and submission(s):
Central Community College has received the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum’s Community Landscape Award recognizing “significant improvement to campus green infrastructure.”

Has the institution had employees or students serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):
Benjamin Newton AASHE STARS Steering Committee, Board Secretary for the Nebraska Recycling Council, Nebraska Community Energy Alliance advisory committee, Grand Island Non-Motorized Planning Subcommittee, Second Nature Offsets Advisory Council and Resiliency Action Group.

Does the institution have an ongoing mentoring relationship with another institution through which it assists the institution with its sustainability reporting and/or the development of its sustainability program?:
Yes

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:
University of Nebraska Lincoln, Metro Community College, Hastings College, University of Nebraska Omaha, and Black Hills State University. Regular meetings and best practices sharing through Sustainability Leadership Presentation series meetings and electric vehicle/renewable energy projects.

Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability- we have monthly Community of Practice mentorship meetings.

Has the institution had employees or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:
Yes

A brief description of the peer review activities:
University of Nebraska Lincoln, Dallas Community College, and Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability regular meetings and mentorship with sustainability staff regarding STARS.

A brief description of other inter-campus collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year :
The Sustainability Leadership Presentation Series (SLPS) is a collaborative live broadcast of highly qualified and credible speakers, presenting on regional topics of sustainability and global and local environmental issues. The SLPS stimulates needed discussion and provides examples for action, planning and problem-solving for leadership in environmental sustainability. Collaborating institutions include University of Nebraska Lincoln, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Metropolitan Community College, Joslyn Institute for Sustainable Communities, Nebraska recycling Council, Hastings College, Creighton University, and CCC.

Website URL where information about the institution’s inter-campus collaborations is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
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