Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.33
Liaison Kristy Howell
Submission Date Feb. 15, 2022

STARS v2.2

Johnson County Community College
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Kristy Wittman Howell
Sustainability Education and Engagement Coordinator
Center for Sustainability
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Has the institution held a sustainability-related outreach campaign during the previous three years that was directed at students and yielded measurable, positive results in advancing sustainability?:
Yes

Has the institution held a sustainability-related outreach campaign during the previous three years that was directed at employees and yielded measurable, positive results in advancing sustainability?:
Yes

Name of the campaign:
Honors in Action Project: Materials Management

A brief description of the campaign:

JCCC's Phi Theta Kappa chapter conducted a semester-long campuswide project for their 5-Star Chapter designation. Their focus was two-fold: better understanding of campus recycling habits and reducing single-use coffee cup choice in campus coffee bars.


A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign:

A pair of waste audits served as bookends for the project, and pre- and post-audit assessments for audit volunteers indicated an improved understanding of waste reduction, recycling behaviors, and consumers' roles in contributing to scholarship dollars on a campus where our recycling revenue goes to the Foundation.


Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Campuswide specialty recycling day

A brief description of the campaign (2nd campaign):

Beginning during the pandemic while campus was still mostly closed, the Center offered e-waste and metal waste recycling in a socially-distanced, drop-off format.


A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (2nd campaign):

Sustainability interns, volunteers and zero waste staff coordinated and supported the event. A certified third-party contractor manages the e-waste and any associated fees, and the revenue generated by metal waste - several thousand dollars - goes to scholarships. Interns and volunteers learn more about the recyclability of materials while supporting the community and making it possible for more students to enroll in classes.


A brief description of other sustainability-related outreach campaigns:

Since 2015, the Center for Sustainability has offered post-Halloween pumpkin drop off points to the campus community. Pumpkins are broken up and composted with our regular food waste.


Additional documentation to support the submission:
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