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

STARS v2.2

Johnson County Community College
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Kristy Wittman Howell
Sustainability Education and Engagement Coordinator
Center for Sustainability
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Be the Change

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership?:
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? :
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability:

Starting in Fall 2021, the Center for Sustainability and the on-campus Midwest Trust Center collaborated with sustainability-focused raptivist Joey Finerhyme to offer mixed-modal virtual field trips. Joey used pre-recorded content from a show at the Midwest Trust Center to put together a recorded presentations that classes (3-8 graders) would watch as part of a class assignment, then Joey and staff from the Center log in to a livestream Q&A on any topics related to the project that they deem interesting. After a quick review of material by Joey, student participants ask questions about the content, ranging from 'why are there forest fires' to 'how do you get your parents to care about this stuff,' and everything in between. We then do a recycling game, where students ultimately learn about the regional recycling system. - https://www.jccc.edu/midwest-trust-center/events/2020-2021/arts-ed-be-the-change-joey-finerhyme.html


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
Bridging the Gap Sustainability Webinars

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
Short-term project or event

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (2nd partnership):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):

During 2020, JCCC partnered with KC-Area nonprofit Bridging the Gap's Green Business Network to host a webinar series. Recordings are maintained on JCCC's YouTube page and the GBN page:
https://bridgingthegap.org/green-business-network/resources/


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
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Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership? (3rd partnership):
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Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (3rd partnership):
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A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
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A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s community partnerships to advance sustainability is available:
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