Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.80
Liaison Pamela Dumm
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2014
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Jefferson Community and Technical College
PAE-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Maggie Peake
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability
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Does the institution have a sustainability committee?:
Yes

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

Jefferson Community and Technical College strives to be an innovative national leader for environmental quality, economic vitality, and social progress. Jefferson is committed to the stewardship of the environment and to reducing the college’s dependence on non-renewable energy.
The JCTC Green Teams are aimed to help students, faculty, and staff members make their classrooms and workplaces more sustainable. Green Teams can serve as sustainability resources within their departments or offices, learning about ways to green their areas and encourage the college to become more sustainable on each campus. The Green Team initiative is very important to our college president, administration, faculty, staff, students, as well as the KCTCS systems office.
Goals:
• To reduce the environmental footprint of JCTC’s operations
• To enable students, faculty and staff to play a direct role and have a personal stake in greening efforts at JCTC
• To build a sense of community by networking like-minded students, faculty, and staff, around a shared commitment to sustainability
• To enable the college to use energy and other resources more efficiently and save money
• To generate new ideas and implement the best practices for sustainability

JCTC Green Teams will have representative(s) that will partially comprise the JCTC Sustainability Council; areas of focus include, but are not limited to the following:
• Sustainable Administration & Finance: Ensure that economic, social, and environmental impacts are taken into consideration during financial planning and decision-making.
• Sustainable Operations: Promote sustainable decisions and practices amongst students, faculty, and staff in personal and college life.
• Sustainable Education & Research: Integrate sustainability topics into curriculums, and research current and future sustainability initiatives at JCTC
• Sustainable Outreach & Social Justice: Raise awareness about the importance of sustainable and social justice at JCTC by coordinating events and distributing pertinent information throughout campus.


Members of the committee, including affiliations:

Membership of the Jefferson Green Teams includes representation from Faculty, Maintenance and Operations, Grounds, Student Affairs, Library, Business Affairs, Adult Education, and Information Technology.


The website URL where information about the sustainability committee is available:
Does the institution have a sustainability office?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability office:

Jefferson has a committee, office, and coordinator that are tasked by the administration to advise on and implement policies and programs related to sustainability on campus.


The number of people employed in the sustainability office:
2

The website URL where information about the sustainability office is available:
Does the institution have a sustainability coordinator?:
Yes

Sustainability coordinator's name:
Maggie Peake

Sustainability coordinator's position title:
Sustainability Coordinator

A brief description of the sustainability coordinator’s position:

Jefferson has a Sustainability Coordinator who was hired in September 2011. Responsibilities include the following:
• Develop and direct sustainability initiatives
• Manage operations of the JCTC Green Teams and its programs;
• Coordinate and collaborate with related sustainability programs of the college;
• Develop, obtain, and administer grants to support sustainability initiatives;
• Prepare reports, records, and other documentation of the Sustainability Program's initiatives
• Maintain a website of Council activities and schedules;
• Serve as a liaison to connect faculty, staff, and students with local community organizations;
• Prepare and deliver professional development and training programs on sustainability to college staff and faculty


The website URL where information about the sustainability coordinator is available:
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