Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.80
Liaison Pamela Dumm
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2014
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STARS v1.2

Jefferson Community and Technical College
ER-4: Sustainability Outreach and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Maggie Peake
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts?:
Yes

A brief description of the central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts:

Jefferson's Sustainability Website promotes the ongoing sustainability initiatives at Jefferson. We have begun utilizing the college's website and Facebook webpage to add useful information about news, events, and other helpful resources.
We also distribute mass emails to all college students, faculty, and staff that share information about events, news, and tips.


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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

The sustainability coordinator publishes a monthly newsletter, Rocko's Review, distributed college-wide. Jefferson’s first monthly sustainability newsletter, Rocko’s Review, provides information about current sustainability topics and news, events, and recognition in the sustainability field. The purpose of our sustainability newsletter is to keep students, faculty, and staff up to date with sustainability initiatives at Jefferson.


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Does the institution have a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:

Jefferson promotes student research on the sustainability website.


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Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
No

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Does the institution have food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
Yes

A brief description of food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:

Jefferson's Sustainability Newsletter, Rocko's Review, along with various signage around campus, promotes information about sustainable food systems.


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Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed?:
Yes

A brief description of signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed:

On the Downtown Campus, two Jefferson Education Center Green Space signs designate where employees volunteer to landscape and maintain the entrance to the JEC's parking garage.

Signage is also posted at the 2012 Earth Day Tree Planting location on the Shelby Campus, recognizing where students, faculty, and staff planted a tree in honor of Earth Day.


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Does the institution have a sustainability walking map or tour?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

Jefferson continues to place signage throughout each campus to promote sustainability initiatives. Signage for the ¾ mile walking trail around the Shelby Campus is clearly labeled to promote healthy living on campus and in the community.


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Does the institution have a guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation?:
Yes

A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:

On Jefferson's Sustainability website, alternative transportation options and suggestions are listed for students, faculty, and staff to learn other ways to commute to campus.


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Does the institution have a guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
Yes

A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

Jefferson does not have residents or dorms, but the college's monthly newsletter includes tips on how to live green. In addition, we provide handouts and other information at events. Mass emails are sent to all college students, faculty, and staff that share information about sustainability news and tips.


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Does the institution have regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper (either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat)?:
Yes

A brief description of regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat:

The Geo-Adventurers, a sustainability student group on the Carrollton Campus, publishes a newsletter that highlights sustainable activities and green living tips.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (1st material):
Yes

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Students, faculty, and staff contribute in outreach emails and publications. In addition, green teams submit sustainable materials for college-wide distribution via emails and handouts.


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