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

STARS v2.2

Johnson County Community College
IN-49: Innovation C

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Kristy Wittman Howell
Sustainability Education and Engagement Coordinator
Center for Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Bird Strike Remediation

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

The campuswide bird strike study (described here in Innovation Credit B) yielded a robust dataset on which to base window treatments and remediation. Working with ornithologists, JCCC’s Waste Minimization Coordinator Krystal Anton researched best practices for window treatments and proposed several solutions, examples of which she installed in prominent locations on campus. Members of the campus community had several weeks during the winter to experience and consider the solutions in practice, and campus administration, employees, and students - including interior designers, cabinet, and board members - all evaluated the options. Their suggestions in hand, Anton worked with campus procurement to open the project for bid, and remediation was applied to the worst locations on campus prior to Spring 2019 migration.

The first cycle of remediation resulted in a 90% decrease in bird strikes in affected areas and a 60% reduction across campus.

Remediation continues based on new data as collected by volunteers and employees throughout the year.

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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