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

STARS v2.2

Johnson County Community College
PA-2: Sustainability Planning

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 4.00 Kristy Wittman Howell
Sustainability Education and Engagement Coordinator
Center for Sustainability
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Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address sustainability in curriculum and/or research?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to academics and the plan(s) in which they are published:
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Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address student, employee, or community engagement for sustainability?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to engagement and the plan(s) in which they are published:
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Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address sustainability in operations?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to operations and the plan(s) in which they are published:

1. Make JCCC a 100% renewable energy campus by 2050 with 15% achieved by 2020
2. Become a net-negative energy consumer by aggressively pursuing energy efficiency
3. Conducted solar implementation studies in May 2017 to attain our 15% renewables by 2020 goal.

Also, heating and cooling are covered under Operating Procedure 217.08:

"Purpose: JCCC is committed to sustainability and integrates sustainability principles in its daily operations, curriculum and student engagement. The purpose of this Operating Procedure is to further these sustainability efforts by conserving energy used by the College’s heating and cooling systems. In addition to lowering costs, energy conservation reduces air and water pollution, decreases global warming, limits dependence on foreign energy supplies, and conserves natural resources for future generations."

http://www.jccc.edu/about/leadership-governance/policies/administrative-services/facilities-property/procedure-facilities-heating-cooling.html


Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address diversity, equity, and inclusion; sustainable investment/finance; or wellbeing?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to administration and the plan(s) in which they are published:

https://www.jccc.edu/about/strategic-plan/goals-and-strategies.html

Diversity Equity Inclusion – Build an inclusive and equitable campus culture.
- Strategy:
o S1: Cultivate and communicate institutional access, awareness, and accountability.
o S2: Develop and support an inclusive environment that empowers all students, faculty, and staff to succeed.
o S3: Implement, reinforce, and sustain institutional structures, practices, processes, and partnerships consistent with diversity, equity, and inclusion principles.
- Metrics:
o Belonging Score
- NL SSI – Q1: Most students feel a sense of belonging here.
- Employee: I feel a sense of belonging at JCCC. [New Metric]
o Creation of College Scorecard/Dashboard
- Track Implementation of Scorecard/Dashboard [New Metric]


Does the institution have a published strategic plan or equivalent guiding document that includes sustainability at a high level? :
Yes

The institution’s highest guiding document (upload):
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Website URL where the institution’s highest guiding document is publicly available:
Which of the following best describes the inclusion of sustainability in the highest guiding document?:
Minor theme

The institution's sustainability plan (upload):
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Website URL where the institution's sustainability plan is publicly available:
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Does the institution have a formal statement in support of sustainability endorsed by its governing body?:
No

The formal statement in support of sustainability:
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The institution’s definition of sustainability:
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Is the institution an endorser or signatory of the following? :
Yes or No
The Earth Charter No
The Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI) No
ISCN-GULF Sustainable Campus Charter No
Pan-Canadian Protocol for Sustainability No
SDG Accord No
Second Nature’s Carbon Commitment (formerly known as the ACUPCC), Resilience Commitment, and/or integrated Climate Commitment Yes
The Talloires Declaration (TD) No
UN Global Compact No
Other multi-dimensional sustainability commitments (please specify below) No

A brief description of the institution’s formal sustainability commitments, including the specific initiatives selected above:

JCCC is a signatory to the Second Nature Carbon Commitment, a member of AASHE, and a participant in STARS.


Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability planning efforts is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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