Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Pat Van Duyne
Submission Date June 11, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Joliet Junior College
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Samantha Ritz
Communications Specialist
Communications & External Relations
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Does the institution produce the following outreach materials and/or publications that foster sustainability learning and knowledge? :
Yes or No
A central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts Yes
A sustainability newsletter No
Social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability No
A vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability No
Building signage that highlights green building features Yes
Food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems No
Signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed No
A sustainability walking map or tour Yes
A guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation Yes
Navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians No
A guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience No
Regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat No
Other sustainability publications or outreach materials not covered above Yes

A brief description of the central sustainability website:

Joliet Junior College's Sustainability website includes tabs on the following subjects:
-Accomplishments
-AASHE STARS
-Campus Involvement
-Climate Action Plan
-LEED Scorecard
-Recycling at JJC
-Sustainable Resources
-Taskforces
-Tell Us Your Story - Submit Your Sustainability Story Form
-Then and Now
-Tips and Tricks
-Upcoming events

It also includes the Mission, which is to encourage employees and students to become more responsible to our environment by conserving resources necessary for life now and in the future.

The website also includes information about JJC's Sustainability Committee, contact information for Sustainability Co-Chairs, access to signing the Sustainability Pledge, and a decal that says JJC is a part of the Illinois Campus Sustainability Compact.

Note: JJC is currently in the process of creating a new set of goals and updating the college's mission and vision statements. As of right now, it is planned that JJC will incorporate more social sustainability into its mission, vision and goals. If this is approved, the website will be updated.


The website URL for the central sustainability website:
A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:
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The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
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A brief description of the social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability:
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The website URL of the primary social media platform that focuses on sustainability:
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A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
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A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :

Joliet Junior College has permanent signage in our LEED Gold Campus Center on both the first and second floor that highlight the sustainable building features and are incorporated into a Green Building Tour.


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A brief description of food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
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The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
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A brief description of signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies:
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The website URL for signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies:
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A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

JJC faculty host sustainability tours of both the Natural Areas & Fen with Andy Neill, biology professor and the LEED Gold Campus Center with Maria Anna Rafac, Sustainability Coordinator.

The Campus Center tours are offered throughout the year and by request for both internal and external audiences.


The website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
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A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:

Joliet Junior College encourages students and employees to take the PACE bus to and from school to save money on gas and to leave their cars at home to help the environment. JJC has posters about this service and also lists it in the transportation section on our Main Campus website.

The JJC Marketing and Creative Services Office has created flyers letting students and employees know about JJC's PACE bus service. Using this service can help eliminate the excess use of gasoline.


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A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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A brief description of regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat:
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The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat:
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A brief description of another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above (1st material):

The JJC Communications Office publishes news releases to their website, http://news.jjc.edu. This website is an easy way for local newspapers and other media outlets to find out what's going on at JJC. Just like with any other news release, JJC sustainability news releases are published on that site and then sent out to the community newspapers and local media outlets. This helps get the word out about what JJC is doing for sustainability. Outlets looking just for JJC sustainability stories can visit the dedicated website page below.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (2nd material):
Yes

A brief description of this material (2nd material):

Joliet Junior College has an online, interactive timeline about the history of sustainability at JJC.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (3rd material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (4th material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (5th material):
No

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No

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No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (8th material):
No

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Additional files related to this submission are linked from the JJC Sustainability website: http://www.jjc.edu/about/committees/sustainable-campus/Pages/AASHE-STARS.aspx.

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