Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Bert Jacobson
Submission Date Feb. 3, 2015
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Kankakee Community College
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Bert Jacobson
Dean, Environmental and Institutional Sustainability
Environmental and Institutional Sustainability
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee, office, and/or officer that focuses on sustainability broadly and covers the entire institution?:
Yes

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the committee(s), office(s), and/or officer(s) during the previous three years:

KCC has a committee, an office, a Sustainability Center, and an officer. The officer is responsible for all sustainability initiatives for the college including campus, community, regional and national activities. The committee/team is a sounding board for all campus sustainability initiatives.


Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:
Yes

The charter or mission statement of the committee(s) or a brief description of each committee's purview and activities:

There are two committees the Campus Sustainability Advisory Committee/Team whoise purpose is to: guide campus-wide sustainability initiatives. Some projects include campus recycling; auditing energy consumption; curriculum and course development; Sustainability Week; and information for broadcast on WKCC 91.1 FM.
And the Council for Community Sustainability, whose purpose is: to advance sustainability into our community with a structured approach. The council acts as a think-tank and clearinghouse for ideas affecting community development and quality of life. The council also is a driving force for sustainability in the Kankakee area, the quad-counties, and the South Chicago Region.
The council focuses on initiatives such as recycling, local food, deconstruction, and other business and green initiatives. The council makes connections among citizens and groups and shares resources and knowledge in order to accelerate change and provide opportunities for obtaining additional resources, such as grants and funding.


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role (e.g. staff, student, or faculty):

Campus Advisory: Karen Becker, Elizabeth Becvar, Chris Schilling, Bert Jacobson-Staff; Cari Stevenson, Chelise Slowik, Chris Spracklin, Debbie Podwika, Deborah Renville, Frances Hebert, Jennifer Martin, Jessica Corbus, Kristen Larson, Mark Anderson, Tim Wilhelm-faculty
Council for Community: Bert Jacobson, Elizabeth Becvar, Rich Soderquist-staff, Tim Wilhelm, Jennifer Martin, Frances Hebert-Faculty; Tim Lentz, Gail, Wallace, Holly Fronong, Kevin Culver, James Theuri, and others-community members


The website URL where information about the sustainability committee(s) is available:
Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:
Yes

A brief description of each sustainability office:

The Dean is responsible for the Sustainability Center and all sustainability initiatives for the college including campus, community, regional and national activities.


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
1

The website URL where information about the sustainability office(s) is available:
Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
Yes

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Dr. Bert Jacobson, Dean for Environmental and Institutional Sustainability

A brief description of each sustainability officer position:

The Dean is responsible for all sustainability initiatives for the college including campus, community, regional and national activities. The Dean is also responsible for leadership development, Institutional Research, the Institutional Review Board, and strategic planning


The website URL where information about the sustainability officer(s) is available:
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