Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Troy Hattermann
Submission Date Nov. 24, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Illinois Central College
PA-2: Sustainability Planning

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Bruce Budde
Exec. VP, Administration and Finance
Administration
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Does the institution have current and formal plans to advance sustainability in the following areas? Do the plans include measurable objectives?:
Current and Formal Plans (Yes or No) Measurable Objectives (Yes or No)
Curriculum Yes Yes
Research (or other scholarship) --- ---
Campus Engagement --- ---
Public Engagement --- ---
Air and Climate --- ---
Buildings Yes Yes
Dining Services/Food --- ---
Energy Yes Yes
Grounds Yes Yes
Purchasing --- ---
Transportation --- ---
Waste Yes Yes
Water --- ---
Diversity and Affordability --- ---
Health, Wellbeing and Work --- ---
Investment --- ---
Other --- ---

A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Curriculum:

The College will strive for excellence in sustainability education and research
by integrating sustainability concepts into curricula; supporting interdisciplinary
scholarship, research and faculty hiring practices; increasing faculty and
student awareness of sustainability issues; and increasing sustainability
educational offerings. The College strives to produce students who
understand sustainability, research that illuminates and advances
sustainability, and graduates who will carry the mission of sustainability into
the state, the nation, and the world.


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Curriculum plan(s):

The College will establish near and longer term procedures and measures,
including an oversight structure, to review the status of each element of this
policy and to ensure its implementation, with the goal of integrating informed
and evolving practices for sustainability with the College’s mission of creating
a culture of excellence. These procedures and measures shall rely on
scientific and technical analysis and support efforts to develop objectives and
targets for operations and measures to assure accountability. Annual progress
reports will be made with the overall goal of integrating knowledge of
sustainability with actions to prove it.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Curriculum plan(s):

Curriculum Services


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Research (or other scholarship):
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Research plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Research plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance Campus Engagement around sustainability:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Campus Engagement plan:
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Campus Engagement plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance Public Engagement around sustainability:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Public Engagement plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Public Engagement plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Air and Climate:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Air and Climate plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Air and Climate plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Buildings:

The College will evaluate the impact of its construction projects; incorporate
green building and design methods; and consider the needs of future
generations of the College community in campus planning, with the goal of
minimizing the environmental footprint of the campus.
The College will establish policies and processes that will reduce solid waste
generation; first through reduction, secondarily through reuse, and finally
through recycling.
The College will establish policies and processes to maintain efficient use,
tracking, storage, and disposal of hazardous and toxic materials.


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Buildings plan(s):

The College will establish near and longer term procedures and measures,
including an oversight structure, to review the status of each element of this
policy and to ensure its implementation, with the goal of integrating informed
and evolving practices for sustainability with the College’s mission of creating
a culture of excellence. These procedures and measures shall rely on
scientific and technical analysis and support efforts to develop objectives and
targets for operations and measures to assure accountability. Annual progress
reports will be made with the overall goal of integrating knowledge of
sustainability with actions to prove it.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Buildings plan(s):

Facilities Services


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Dining Services/Food:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Dining Services/Food plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Dining Services/Food plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Energy:

The College commits to minimizing the consumption of energy, water,
and other resources by eliminating wasteful practices and promoting
efficient use including water runoff.
 The College strives to maximize energy efficiency and to explore and
implement well-considered and feasible conservation measures in
existing buildings, renovations, and new construction.
 The College will work toward the goals of providing landscaping and
grounds maintenance practices that use vegetation compatible with
the local environment and that use integrated pest management
techniques.


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Energy plan(s):

The College will establish near and longer term procedures and measures,
including an oversight structure, to review the status of each element of this
policy and to ensure its implementation, with the goal of integrating informed
and evolving practices for sustainability with the College’s mission of creating
a culture of excellence. These procedures and measures shall rely on
scientific and technical analysis and support efforts to develop objectives and
targets for operations and measures to assure accountability. Annual progress
reports will be made with the overall goal of integrating knowledge of
sustainability with actions to prove it.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Energy plan(s):

Facilities Services/Building Construction


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Grounds:

The College will evaluate the impact of its construction projects; incorporate
green building and design methods; and consider the needs of future
generations of the College community in campus planning, with the goal of
minimizing the environmental footprint of the campus.
The College will establish policies and processes that will reduce solid waste
generation; first through reduction, secondarily through reuse, and finally
through recycling.
The College will establish policies and processes to maintain efficient use,
tracking, storage, and disposal of hazardous and toxic materials.


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Grounds plan(s):

The College will establish near and longer term procedures and measures,
including an oversight structure, to review the status of each element of this
policy and to ensure its implementation, with the goal of integrating informed
and evolving practices for sustainability with the College’s mission of creating
a culture of excellence. These procedures and measures shall rely on
scientific and technical analysis and support efforts to develop objectives and
targets for operations and measures to assure accountability. Annual progress
reports will be made with the overall goal of integrating knowledge of
sustainability with actions to prove it.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Grounds plan(s):

Facilities Services


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Purchasing:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Purchasing plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Purchasing plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Transportation:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Transportation plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Transportation plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Waste:

The College will evaluate the impact of its construction projects; incorporate
green building and design methods; and consider the needs of future
generations of the College community in campus planning, with the goal of
minimizing the environmental footprint of the campus.
The College will establish policies and processes that will reduce solid waste
generation; first through reduction, secondarily through reuse, and finally
through recycling.
The College will establish policies and processes to maintain efficient use,
tracking, storage, and disposal of hazardous and toxic materials.


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Waste plan(s):

The College will establish near and longer term procedures and measures,
including an oversight structure, to review the status of each element of this
policy and to ensure its implementation, with the goal of integrating informed
and evolving practices for sustainability with the College’s mission of creating
a culture of excellence. These procedures and measures shall rely on
scientific and technical analysis and support efforts to develop objectives and
targets for operations and measures to assure accountability. Annual progress
reports will be made with the overall goal of integrating knowledge of
sustainability with actions to prove it.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Waste plan(s):

Building Construction


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Water:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Water plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Water plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance Diversity and Affordability:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Diversity and Affordability plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Diversity and Affordability plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Health, Wellbeing and Work:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Health, Wellbeing and Work plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Health, Wellbeing and Work plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Investment:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Investment plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Investment plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in other areas:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the other plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the other plan(s):
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The institution’s definition of sustainability:
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Does the institution’s strategic plan or equivalent guiding document include sustainability at a high level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the institution’s strategic plan or equivalent guiding document addresses sustainability:

Board Policy


The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability planning is available:

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