Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.97
Liaison Kristy Howell
Submission Date July 28, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Johnson County Community College
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Kristy Wittman Howell
Sustainability Education and Engagement Coordinator
Center for Sustainability
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Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):

We are members of:
AASHE - the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education; ACUPCC - the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment;
SEED - the Sustainability Education and Economic Development Center;
USGBC - the US Green Building Council;
NCSE - the National Center for Science Education and its partner group
CCASE - Community College Alliance for Sustainability Education


Is the institution an active member of a regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):

MARC - the Mid-America Regional Council
KOR - the Kansas Organization of Recyclers
JCFPC - the Johnson County Food Policy Council


Has the institution presented at a sustainability conference during the previous year? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):

Selections from our staff presentations include:
Jay Antle - “Sustainability: Using the Green Genome to Lead Change in Campus Culture,” and “Silo-Busting Sustainability Education,” both presented at 2017 American Association of Community Colleges Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana;
“The Value of Measurement (At the Cost of Your Time?)” presented at 2015 Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota;
“Plenary: Campus Sustainability: The Next 10 Years,” panel presentation at 2015 AASHE Conference.
Krystal Anton - AASHE
Kristy Howell - "Community Based Research: Getting students involved in producing informed promotional materials for campus sustainability" - Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences, Washington, D.C., June 2016
Michael Rea - Smart+Sustainable


Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the awards program(s) and submission(s):

Awards Received, 2016:
United States Green Building Council’s Climate Leadership Award (Two Year Institutions)
Green Genome Award, American Association of Community Colleges
National Recycling Coalition’s Outstanding Higher Education Award
NACUFS Bronze Medal in Waste Management

2015:
Mid-America Regional Council "Sustainable Success Story"
Johnson County Certified Green Partner


Has the institution had staff, students or faculty serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):

Jay Antle holds/has held the following appointments:
Board Member, Association for the Advancement for Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), 2016-present. Current Board Secretary
Host of the National Community College Sustainability Webinar Series (2011 to present)
Member of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment Implementation Liaison Committee (2012 to 2016)
Kristy Howell holds/has held the following appointments:
USGBC Regional advisory board member
AASHE STARS Technical Advisor, Diversity and Affordability
Michael Rea holds the following appointments:
Johnson County Food Policy Council
Krystal Anton holds the following appointments:
Johnson County Solid Waste Management Committee


Does the institution have an ongoing mentoring relationship with another institution through which it assists the institution with its sustainability reporting and/or the development of its sustainability program?:
Yes

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:

We facilitate a monthly webinar to support higher education sustainability efforts. Each webinar focuses on a specific topic with a best practice presentation, followed by an interactive Q&A session. Each month's webinar is archived on our website for later viewing and referencing.


Has the institution had staff, faculty, or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data (e.g. GHG emissions or course inventory) and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:
No

A brief description of the peer review activities:
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Has the institution participated in other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year, e.g. joint planning or resource sharing with other institutions? :
Yes

A brief description of other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year:

JCCC hosted an AASHE Sustainability Across the Curriculum workshop with KU in May 2017.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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