Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.94
Liaison Bert Jacobson
Submission Date Feb. 3, 2015
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Kankakee Community College
EN-10: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Bert Jacobson
Dean, Environmental and Institutional Sustainability
Environmental and Institutional Sustainability
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Does the institution collaborate with other colleges and universities to support and help build the campus sustainability community?:

A brief summary of papers, guides, presentations, and other resources the institution has developed to share their sustainability experience with other institutions:

Collaboratively prepared a number of white papers and presentations with the Illinois Green Economy Network, for AASHE conferences, for presentations at other colleges, and for publication, including: Sustainability at KCC (poster for the 2013 SMHEC Sustainability Conference), Sustainable Resource Management (Introductory unit for a 6 credit hour Sustainable Resource Management certificate program at KCC), Climate Action Planning (SMHEC), Appreciative Inquiry (IGEN Leadership Conference), Going Green in Healthcare and a Green Healthcare checklist, Local Food Task Force White Paper, Electric Vehicle Task Force White paper, Greening Your Curriculum Best Practices, Philosophy and Principles of Sustainability Leadership (Prairie State College Leadership Conference), Business as Usual Won’t Work: Sustainability Awareness and Leadership Effectiveness in the 21st Century (Governors State University Leadership Conference), etc.

The names of local, state/provincial, regional, national, or international campus sustainability organizations or consortia in which the institution participates and/or is a member:

Council for Community Sustainability, a founding member of the Illinois Green Economy Network (formally the Illinois Community College Sustainability Network), South Metropolitan Higher Education Consortium, National Community College Sustainability Network, AASHE, ACUPCC, HEASC, Illinois Green Government Coordinating Council's Green University and College Subcommittee, Illinois Food Scrap Coalition, Illinois Recycling Association, the National Recycling Coalition's National Sustainable Resource Management Professional Certification Board,

A brief summary of additional ways the institution collaborates with other campuses to advance sustainability :

Our professor of renewable energy, Tim Wilhelm, is helping other campuses in Illinois and throughout the Midwest (as a lead presenter/consultant for the Midwest Renewable Energy Association) to help high school and college faculty incorporate renewable energy lessons into their curricula. He is the recipient of the IREC Trainer of the Year Award and the recipient of the IREC Program of the Year Award. He shares his expertise very widely in Illinois and to contiguous states.

The website URL where information about cross-campus collaboration is available:

While the 2013 Annual Sustainability Report in the URL above relays some of the cross-campus collaboration, there is really no one place that summarizes the diverse engagements and collaborations that KCC engages in. We are very willing to share our expertise and resources wherever we can.,

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