Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 35.38
Liaison Kristy Howell
Submission Date June 17, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Johnson County Community College
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.75 / 2.00 Kim Criner
Student Sustainability Engagement Coordinator
Center for Sustainability
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Does the institution produce the following outreach materials and/or publications that foster sustainability learning and knowledge? :
Yes or No
A central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts Yes
A sustainability newsletter No
Social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability Yes
A vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability No
Building signage that highlights green building features Yes
Food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems No
Signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed Yes
A sustainability walking map or tour Yes
A guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation Yes
Navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians No
A guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience No
Regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat Yes
Other sustainability publications or outreach materials not covered above No

A brief description of the central sustainability website:

The Center for Sustainability's website consolidates information about JCCC's sustainability efforts.


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A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:
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A brief description of the social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability:

Our Center for Sustainability has its own Facebook page, as does our student advisory committee, the Student Sustainability Committee. We also have a Twitter account.


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

Does not apply as we are a two year institution that does not offer undergraduate research.


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A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :

Galileo's Pavilion, a LEED Platinum certified building, contains signage highlighting the sustainability features of the building. The signage text is also available for download on the building web page. The web site also contains a 10 min informative "tour" video for use in classes or for the general public.


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A brief description of signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies:

An information sign stands by the main detention basin of our stormwater management project detailing how the system works and how it contributes to the environmental responsibility of the campus.
There is also signage on the interior campus explaining the intentional practice of integrated pest management in regard to allowing the presence of large flying wasps or Cicada Killers on campus.


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A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

The Center for Sustainability's website has a map that highlights many of the sustainability features on JCCC's campus.


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

The Center for Sustainability's site maintains pages offering information about the local bus system, a carpool matching system available to all JCCC students, staff, and faculty, as well as bicycling information. Information about these services is also available in physical form at the Student Services desk and at the bus pickup location in Carlsen Center.


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

Does not apply as we don't have any on campus housing.


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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 Campus Ledger is a student run campus newspaper that does not give privilege to any department, group or special interest on campus with a regular column. The Center for Sustainability does have an assigned reporter with which we visit every two weeks to check in on events and projects. We have frequently had feature stories and event listing both in the printed bi-weekly paper or online version.


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