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-19: Community Sustainability Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Maggie Peake
Sustainability Coordinator
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Does the institution participate in community sustainability partnerships that meet the criteria for this credit?:

A brief description of the institution’s sustainability partnerships with the local community:

Jefferson has formal partnerships with the local community to work together to advance sustainability within the community.

In partnership with the Louisville Water Company, water coolers, pitchers and biodegradable cups are being used as an alternative to using bottled water/beverages and Styrofoam cups in meeting rooms. These items are meant to encourage healthy living for current Jefferson employees, while implementing the standard for the future employees to drink water and to not use Styrofoam at the college. Jefferson has implemented a policy to help eliminate the purchase and use of Styrofoam at the College: Discourage the use of Styrofoam for any use on campus, and when appropriate, consider paying a premium for alternatives. Continuous improvement in the elimination of Styrofoam is desired with a final objective of 100% elimination.

Jefferson also partners with the University of Louisville to establish a sustainability 2+2 degree track.

The website URL where information about sustainability partnerships is available:
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