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
IN-2: Innovation 2

Status Score Responsible Party
1.00 / 1.00 Kristy Howell
Sustainability Education and Engagement Coordinator
Center for Sustainability
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Sustainability Initiatives Fund

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

In 2010, as a result of students gathering petition signatures and presenting their request to the Board of Trustees, the Sustainability Initiatives Fund (SIF) was established. The SIF receives a $1 fee per registered credit hour from every JCCC student. It is administered and allocated by the JCCC students who hold seats on the Student Sustainability Committee (and it's staff/faculty advisors). The SIF generates approximately $350,000 per academic year to be used for campus and student sustainability projects and programs. See the link below for a complete list of items that have been funded. The SIF has helped JCCC reduce utility costs, provide invaluable learning experiences for students, and is largely responsible for many of the sustainability projects JCCC has been able to accomplish.


A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):

Please see http://www.jccc.edu/sustainability/students/sustainability-committee/funded-projects/index.html for a list of specific outcomes the SIF has produced.


A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of five):
Yes or No
Curriculum ---
Research ---
Campus Engagement Yes
Public Engagement ---
Air & Climate ---
Buildings ---
Dining Services ---
Energy Yes
Grounds ---
Purchasing Yes
Transportation ---
Waste ---
Water ---
Coordination, Planning & Governance Yes
Diversity & Affordability ---
Health, Wellbeing & Work ---
Investment Yes

Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:
Student Leadership

The website URL where information about the innovation is available:

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