Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 37.67
Liaison Trina Larson
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Chandler-Gilbert Community College
EN-3: Student Life

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Sara Haidle
Sustainability Project Assistant
Administration
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Does the institution have one or more active student groups focused on sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of active student groups focused on sustainability:

HEAT Humanitarian Environmental Action Team
The Humanitarian and Environmental Team works to inform, inspire, and ignite individuals regarding environmental issues and humanitarian disasters.


The website URL where information about the student groups is available (optional):
Does the institution have gardens, farms, community supported agriculture (CSA) or fishery programs, and/or urban agriculture projects where students are able to gain experience in organic agriculture and sustainable food systems?:
Yes

A brief description of the gardens, farms, community supported agriculture (CSA) or fishery programs, and/or urban agriculture projects:

The Environmental Technology Center (ETC) is a hub for interdisciplinary, experiential learning projects on the Pecos campus. 'Experiential Learning' is education structured through interdisciplinary, project based activities, supported by undergraduate research.
The area is designed to be flexible and evolving. Civic-service that engage students in global issues in sustainability are prioritized to reveal to students a sense of place within their community.


The website URL where information about the gardens, farms or agriculture projects is available (optional):
Does the institution have student-run enterprises that include sustainability as part of their mission statements or stated purposes (e.g. cafés through which students gain sustainable business skills)?:
No

A brief description of the student-run enterprises:
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The website URL where information about the student-run enterprises is available (optional):
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Does the institution have sustainable investment funds, green revolving funds or sustainable microfinance initiatives through which students can develop socially, environmentally and fiscally responsible investment and financial skills?:
No

A brief description of the sustainable investment funds, green revolving funds or sustainable microfinance initiatives:
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The website URL where information about the sustainable investment funds, green revolving funds or sustainable microfinance initiatives is available (optional):
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Does the institution have conferences, speaker series, symposia or similar events related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience?:
Yes

A brief description of the conferences, speaker series, symposia or similar events related to sustainability:

Annual Sustainability Week: Students engage in movie events, book discussions, poster sessions and host local elementary students to engage them in sustainability learning lessons and garden activities.


The website URL where information about the conferences, speaker series, symposia or similar events related to sustainability is available (optional):
Does the institution have cultural arts events, installations or performances related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience?:
Yes

A brief description of the cultural arts events, installations or performances related to sustainability:

The Human Library encourages students to grapple with bias, stereotypes, and assumptions. This project served 427 students and connected those students with more than 30 community members.

350 students and faculty toured the Tunnel of Oppression for a look at dehumanization, mental illness, Tamir Rice's shooting, suicide, arranged marriage, sex slavery, domestic violence, and oppression generally. Students in classes performed the skits for the campus community or decorated the actual tunnel.


The website URL where information about the cultural arts events, installations or performances is available (optional):
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Does the institution have wilderness or outdoors programs (e.g. that organize hiking, backpacking, kayaking, or other outings for students) that follow Leave No Trace principles?:
Yes

A brief description of the wilderness or outdoors programs that follow Leave No Trace principles:

Student Life Retreat from September 11-13 at Sky-Y Camp in Prescott. CGCC students and staff are a taking a break from the Valley and going to the pines to participate in the Student Life Retreat with students from Estrella, Glendale, GateWay Mesa, Phoenix, and South Mountain Community Colleges.

This retreat is organized by the Office of Student Life and Leadership and is designed to help students build self-awareness and leadership skills through interactive exercises, workshops, and fellowship.

Designed for all students, not just those who are interested in getting involved with campus activities, the retreat will feature workshops on team building, ethical training, wellness, and Six Human Needs.


The website URL where information about the wilderness or outdoors programs is available (optional):
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Does the institution have sustainability-related themes chosen for themed semesters, years, or first-year experiences (e.g. choosing a sustainability-related book for common reading)?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability-related themes chosen for themed semesters, years, or first-year experiences:

One Book themes in past years include:
Bite of the Mango
Garbageland
Oil on the Brain
Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond
Power Lines- Telling how coal from Indian lands became the fuel of modernity in the Southwest, Power Lines explores the dramatic effects that this energy system has had on the people and environment of the region


The website URL where information about the sustainability-related themes is available (optional):
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Does the institution have programs through which students can learn sustainable life skills?:
No

A brief description of the programs through which students can learn sustainable life skills:
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The website URL where information about the sustainable life skills programs is available (optional):
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Does the institution offer sustainability-focused student employment opportunities?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability-focused student employment opportunities offered by the institution:

There are working positions in our Garden, as well as with our non-profit food bank partner that supplies our "campus food pantry" with food.


The website URL where information about the student employment opportunities is available:
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Does the institution have graduation pledges through which students pledge to consider social and environmental responsibility in future job and other decisions?:
Yes

A brief description of the graduation pledges:

“I ______________________________ pledge to explore and take
into account the social and environmental consequences of any job
I consider and will try to improve these aspects of any organizations
for which I work.”


The website URL where information about the graduation pledges is available (optional):
Does the institution have other co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives?:
Yes

A brief description of the other co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives:

Co-Curricular events include Unnatural Disaster Day, Censorship Awareness, Domestic Violence Awareness, Poverty 101, Hunger Banquets


The website URL where information about other co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives is available (optional):
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Estimated percentage of students (full-time and part-time) that participate annually in sustainability-focused co-curricular education and outreach programs (0-100):
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