Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 37.67
Liaison Trina Larson
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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Chandler-Gilbert Community College
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Sara Haidle
Sustainability Project Assistant
Administration
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:
Yes

The charter or mission statement of the committee(s) or a brief description of each committee's purview and activities:

One World Committee at CGCC:
Chandler-Gilbert Community College strives to be a dynamic learning community that meets the needs of students by providing life long educational opportunities in a learner-centered environment. Chandler-Gilbert Community College serves a diverse multi-cultural population and recognizes the needs of our internal and external communities. We have and will continue to initiate and promote programs, activities and services designed to transcend cultural boundaries to encourage our students, staff, faculty and community to acquire the knowledge, skills, and willingness to participate in a diverse and multi-cultural world.
Our mission is: The One World Committee initiates and promotes programs, activities and services designed to transcend cultural boundaries in order to assist our students, staff, faculty and community in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and willingness to participate in a diverse and multi-cultural world. Our goal is a transformative experience.

The Civic & Global Engagement Committee will promote global learning throughout the college and the community. Its tasks will be many: work with faculty to infuse global learning in the general education curriculum and to develop new courses, create special learning opportunities for students outside the classroom, such as creating a "Human Rights Day," assisting with a college theme, or supporting the Environmental Technology Center), work with facilities to explore sustainable practices on our campus, develop a relationship with other college departments and initiatives (international education, service learning, etc.).

Maricopa Community College Sustainability Committee:
The Committee is a grass roots team comprised of faculty and staff from all colleges, including each site’s ACUPCC Implementation Liaisons (charged with ACUPCC terms). The Committee gives a voice for each college’s culture, climate and infrastructure, through recommendations to the Sustainability Action Council.


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role (e.g. staff, student, or faculty):

One World Committee at CGCC:
We work closely with Student Life, Co-curricular Activities, and Faculty Development. Our work also relies on Marketing, Rooms and Facilities.
Co-Chairs: Dr. Monika Bilka, History Faculty and Katie Haar, M.Ed., Student Life Program Specialist. Administrative Liaison: Chris Schnick, Dean of Arts & Sciences.

Global & Civic Engagement Committee at CGCC:
Membership is composed of at least one faculty from each college division, an administrator, a member of the international education staff, a librarian, a member from facilities, a college advisor, a member of the technology team, and a representative of the following programs/initiatives: service learning, honors, and learning communities. The group seeks to serve students and the campus community. Groups that should be consulted are Academic Affairs, Student Life, and Facilities.
Chair: Dr. Paul Petrequin, History Faculty. Administrative Liaison: Chris Schnick, Dean of Arts & Sciences.

Maricopa Community College Sustainability Committee:
Membership is composed of representatives from each college. Some colleges have a faculty and staff representative, while others have just one.
Chair: Thomas Williams, MCC District Chief Sustainability Officer


Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:
Yes

A brief description of each sustainability office:

The Office of Sustainability at the District Office sets the vision, strategy, and policy for Sustainability at Maricopa. We execute initiatives and demonstration projects and create guides for replicating at colleges. We support college sustainability efforts by consulting, encouraging and inspiring action, and providing ideas. We create partnerships with local agencies and organizations that support the all-Maricopa mission. We facilitate co-initiatives with other MCCCD departments in order to support every aspect of the Maricopa's People, Planet, Profit commitment.

At the college level, CGCC has an officer from Admin Services, Trina Larson, tasked by college administration to employ sustainability initiatives to meet goals.


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
2.50

Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
Yes

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Thomas Williams, Chief Sustainability Officer at District Office

Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution (e.g. a campus-wide committee or an officer/office responsible for the entire campus)?:
Yes

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the institution-wide coordinating body or officer during the previous three years:

Accomplishments over the past 3 years have been possible with the work of Facilities Management and Admin Services. The largest accomplishment was the installation of a 5 acre, 1,239 KW solar field on campus. This site generated 2,161 MWH in the first year, supplying 29% of total electricity needs on campus. In 2016, all irrigation and cooling tower water use was switched to 100% reclaimed water. This led to a cost reduction of $36,000 in the first year. Currently our water use at Pecos campus is 90% reclaimed water. Over the past 5 years we have been incrementally completing full building LED retrofits as well as outdoor LED conversions. The outdoor lighting included parking lots, pathways and roadways and led to an 83% decrease in power demand. The most recent project was a full LED overhaul of the Performing Arts Center: the energy load of the stage lights dropped from 102,000 W to 20,400 W and cooling load dropped from 29 tons to 5.8 tons. Currently 73% of building space on Pecos campus and 100% of outdoor space has been converted to LED.


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