Overall Rating Expired
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Liaison Pat Van Duyne
Submission Date June 11, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Joliet Junior College
EN-9: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Nick Romano
Career Training Specialist
Workforce
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Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “supportive”?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s supportive sustainability partnership(s) with the local community:

For the third consecutive year, JJC will host a Farmers' Market on Thursday afternoons from May thru September inclusive. This event is open to the community.

To date, approximately 20 vendors have signed up to participate for this year's event. Many offer organic and locally produced goods including fresh produce, specialty baked goods, artisan cheeses, organic, grass-fed meats, prepared foods, gourmet caramel apples, gourmet candy and much more.

The Farmers Market accepts Illinois SNAP/LINK funds for eligible items, and most forms of debit and credit cards in addition to cash.

The event's scope is regional in that both vendors and customers travel from an Illinois tri-county region and out-state (Wisconsin). Moreover, this event, with a history dating back at least three (3) years, continues to grow. The College's commitment is seen by way of it taking place on the College's Land Laboratory and farm also affording our AG students a portion of their formal learning experience; financial support afforded through the College's Foundation. Moreover, applied work/learning experience generated for students is also generated from our Farmers' Market. The event also has ongoing support of the College's Board of Trustees.

+ Date Revised: July 28, 2015

Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “collaborative”?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's collaborative sustainability partnership(s):

RECYCLEPALOOZA - In 2012 and 2015 JJC partnered with Will County Resource and Recovery Division and the City of Joliet to host a regional community recycling event. Joliet Junior College initiated the idea and worked with the parners to plan and execute the event. JJC provided the facilities by hosting and providing traffic assistance as well as volunteer support.
This year over 1,500 households were serviced, over 77,000 pounds of electronics brought from 55% of participants and over 4 semi-loads of hazardous materials taken from 49% of vehicles! The parking lots of the Joliet Junior College overflowed on Saturday, April 11 with an abundance of people waiting to recycle and we deeply appreciated their patience as we broke all participation levels ever set in the County's twenty years of collection events!

http://news.jjc.edu/2015/03/recyclepalooza-offers-household-hazardous-waste-collection-and-more-april-11-at-jjc/


Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “transformative”?:
No

A brief description of the institution's transformative sustainability partnership(s) with the local community:
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A brief description of the institution’s sustainability partnerships with distant (i.e. non-local) communities:
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The website URL where information about sustainability partnerships is available:
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