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
PAE-20: Inter-Campus Collaboration on Sustainability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Maggie Peake
Sustainability Coordinator
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Does the institution collaborate with other colleges and universities to support and help build the campus sustainability community?:

A brief summary of papers, guides, presentations, and other resources the institution has developed to share their sustainability experience with other institutions:

Campus Community Partnership for Sustainability Conference (November 2012):
Waste Management Panel
Ecological Conservation
Raising Sustainability Awareness Panel Discussion
Social Justice Panel Discussion
Creating a Sustainable Campus

Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities Conference (October 2013):
Partnership Engaging Youth for Sustainability
Strategic Planning for Sustainability

The names of local, state, regional, national, and other campus sustainability organizations or consortia in which the institution participates and/or is a member:

Jefferson collaborates with other colleges and universities to support and help build the campus sustainability community.

• KCTCS GREEN+ offers KCTCS colleges to connect and share resources through an online database.

• Partnership for a Green City: The first of its kind in the country, Partnership for a Green City represents a collaborative effort to improve environmental education, environmental health, and environmental management by four of Louisville's largest public entities: Louisville Metro Government, the University of Louisville, Jefferson County Public Schools, and Jefferson Community & Technical College. Together, the partner agencies employ more than 27,500 people, enroll 135,000 students, own more than 530 buildings, maintain 7,000 vehicles, and consist of 25,135 acres of land in Louisville Metro. The Partnership for a Green City aims to inspire and promote a sustainable green city through innovation, collaboration, action, and measurable progress. The Partnership for a Green City envisions Louisville as an innovative national leader for economic sustainability and environmental quality by making a long-term commitment to lead by example, educate, engage, and collaborate with the community.

• AASHE: Jefferson’s AASHE (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education) membership gives all faculty, staff and students access to a world of benefits, including conference discounts and an online Resource Center containing sustainability how-to guides, best practices, campus profiles, assessment tools, policy and program databases, reports, and more. AASHE’s online Resource Center includes assessment tools, policy and program databases, best practices, campus profiles, how-to guides, reports, discussion forums, and other resources. AASHE maintains an online directory of campus sustainability/environmental officers to enable Jefferson to find and reach out to colleagues doing similar work at other institutions.

A brief summary of additional ways the institution collaborates with other campuses to advance sustainability :

Jefferson has partnered with the University of Louisville and other colleges and universities across the state on various sustainability initiatives, such as the Campus Community Partnership for Sustainability Conference in 2012. Representatives from regional campuses share ideas on green infrastructure, renewable energy, and sustainability education.

Jefferson also offers scholarships for students, faculty, and staff to attend The Kentucky Association for Environmental Education (KAEE) Sustainability Symposium each year. The symposium is open to students, faculty, and staff who are interested in sustainability, environmental education, and outdoor education.

The website URL where information about cross-campus collaboration is available:

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