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

STARS v2.2

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 currently a member of a national or international higher education sustainability network?:
Yes

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

JCCC is a member of or supports:

AASHE - the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education;

Second Nature’s Carbon Commitment;

SEED - the Sustainability Education and Economic Development Center;

USGBC - the US Green Building Council;

GCSE - the Global Council on Science and the Environment and its partner group

CCASE - Community College Alliance for Sustainability Education;


Does the institution actively participate in a regional, state/provincial, or local higher education sustainability network?:
Yes

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

MARC - the Mid-America Regional Council’s Food Loss and Waste Project Advisory Committee

KOR - the Kansas Organization of Recyclers

JCFPC - the Johnson County Food Policy Council

CAKC – Climate Action Kansas City

Lights Out Heartland – regional dark skies initiative


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

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

Jay Antle -

“International Education and the Sustainable Development Goals” Workshop Co-Facilitator for the Tennessee Community College Consortium for International Studies, 2021.

“Sustainability and the Post-Covid University,” Virtual Panel, University of Navarre, Spain, 2021.

“The Arts and Sustainability at JCCC,” presented at the AASHE Conference, Spokane, Washington, 2019.

“The Business Case for Sustainability” Panel Member, Greater Kansas City Climate Action Summit, September 14, 2019, Johnson County Community College.

“Turning the Campus into a Learning Lab at JCCC” Presented at the Kansas Technical Deans Meeting September 2018, Johnson County Community College.

“Campus as Learning Lab at JCCC”, presented at the AASHE Conference, San Antonio, Texas, 2017.

Krystal Anton

Kansas Organization of Recyclers. WORKS Conference Campus Waste Reduction Strategies 2018

Community as a Lab of Practice hosted by Princeton University – JCCC Bird Study and Remediation 2019

Poster presentations AASHE 2019, JCCC Bird Study methods, results, remediation 2019

Poster presentation AASHE 2019, Book of Fails: Sustainability Learning through Storytelling 2019

With Kristy Howell - “A More Bird-Safe Campus: The JCCC Bird Collision Study in Practice and in the Classroom,” presented online for the 2020 Global Conference for Sustainability in Higher Education (GCSHE);

Founding member Lights Out Heartland as part of the regional dark skies' initiative 2020

Gateway Arch Lights Out - regional presentation on JCCC Bird Study and Remediation 2020

Overland Park Master Naturalist – online national presentation of JCCC Bird Study and Remediation 2020

International Dark Skies Missouri Chapter presentation on JCCC Bird Study and Remediation

Kristy Howell - “Campuses as Living... Archives?: Using Campus Histories to Explore Diversity, Equity, and Belonging,” presented online for the 2021 Global Conference for Sustainability in Higher Education (GCSHE);

“Race and Reinvention: Midwestern Community Colleges and the Challenges of Local History,” presented online for the 2021 Midwestern History Association Conference;

With Krystal Anton - “A More Bird-Safe Campus: The JCCC Bird Collision Study in Practice and in the Classroom,” presented online for the 2020 Global Conference for Sustainability in Higher Education (GCSHE);

“Open Doors and Closed Communities: Creating Community Colleges in White Flight Towns,” presented online for the 2020 UK History of Education Society Conference;

“Having Uncomfortable Conversations During a Pandemic,” online panelist for the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS) 2020 Northeastern Regional Conference;

“Developing Student-Led Sustainability Initiatives: the JCCC Student Sustainability Committee,” presented at 2017 Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Kansas Organization of Recyclers. WORKS Conference Food Waste Composting with In-Vessel Composter 2021

CAPPA/MAPPA Joint Conference 2017: "A Zero Waste Goal Is More Than Recycling. Let’s
Rethink."

AASHE 2017: "Best Practices for Minimizing Waste on College and University Campuses"


Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to an external higher education sustainability resource center or awards program?:
Yes

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

2020 ACPA (American College Personnel Association) Champions of Sustainability Case Study and Award
2017 AASHE Campus Sustainability Achievement Award


Has the institution had employees or students 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 Chair

Board Member, Climate and Energy Project (2014-2020).

Member of the Greater Kansas City Climate Action Coalition’s Climate Action Summit Planning Committee 2019, 2022

Member of the Greater Kansas City Climate Action Coalition's Policy Committee 2021-2022

Host of the National Community College Sustainability Webinar Series (2011 to 2018)

Member of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment Implementation Liaison Committee (2012 to 2016)

Krystal Anton holds the following appointments:

Advisory committee Safewings KC, Missouri River Bird Observatory

Founding member Lights Out Heartland

Kristy Howell holds/has held the following appointments:

Sustainability Advisory Council: American College Personnel Association

AASHE STARS Technical Advisor, Diversity and Affordability

Advisory Council, Olathe North Geoscience Academy (2015-2020)

Michael Rea holds the following appointments:

Johnson County Food Policy Council

Mid-America Regional Council’s Food Loss and Waste Project Advisory 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:

JCCC staff serve as a resource to participants in its curriculum development workshops:

2020 - “Sustainability Across the Curriculum: Energy and Food Policy”
Coordinated a multi-day professional development workshop on the JCCC campus for 12 community college and university faculty from regional higher education institutions focusing on the integration of sustainability-related content into a range of curricula. Topics included the development of sustainability-related policy in energy and food systems.

2019 - “Sustainability Across the Curriculum: Building Connections”
Cooperated with staff from the University of Kansas to offer a multi-day professional development workshop on the Lawrence campus for 18 community college and university faculty from regional higher education institutions focusing on the integration of sustainability-related content into a range of curricula. Topics included ways to foster connections with elected leaders and agriculture policymakers.

2018 - “Sustainability Across the Curriculum: Campus as a Living Lab”
Cooperated with staff from the University of Kansas to offer a hybrid, multi-day professional development workshop on the Edwards campus for 10 community college and university faculty from regional higher education institutions focusing on the integration of sustainability-related content into a range of curricula. Topics included ways to build students’ sense of place and to use a campus’ built environment as an instructional tool.

Jay Antle has also served as a mentor for the past three years in AASHE’s Mentor program.

Krystal Anton regularly advises institutions about our bird strike remediation, including: Princeton, University of Mississippi, Kansas City Zoo, Safewings KC aka Missouri River Bird Observatory, Lakeside Nature Center, Colorado College, University of Missouri Kansas City, University of Kansas.


Has the institution had employees or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:
No

A brief description of the peer review activities:
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A brief description of other inter-campus collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year :
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Website URL where information about the institution’s inter-campus collaborations is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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