Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.07
Liaison Brittney Hernandez-Stevenson
Submission Date May 8, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Madisonville Community College
PA-2: Sustainability Planning

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Brittney Stevenson
Sustainability Coordinator/Business Affairs Specialist
Business Affairs
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Does the institution have current and formal plans to advance sustainability in the following areas? Do the plans include measurable objectives?:
Current and Formal Plans (Yes or No) Measurable Objectives (Yes or No)
Curriculum Yes Yes
Research (or other scholarship) No No
Campus Engagement Yes Yes
Public Engagement Yes Yes
Air and Climate Yes Yes
Buildings Yes Yes
Dining Services/Food No No
Energy Yes Yes
Grounds Yes Yes
Purchasing Yes Yes
Transportation Yes Yes
Waste Yes Yes
Water Yes Yes
Diversity and Affordability Yes Yes
Health, Wellbeing and Work Yes Yes
Investment No No
Other No No

A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Curriculum:

Madisonville Community College developed a Sustainability Plan that was approved by KCTCS Board of Regents. MCC's Sustainability Plan is as follows: 2014- Inventory number of courses already sustainability related
• Develop ways to include more sustainability subjects in various courses.
• 2018- Continue to add more components to courses to make at least 25% sustainability-related.

+ Date Revised: July 10, 2015

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Curriculum plan(s):

It will be measurable by the number of courses total that are at least sustainability related compared to the total number of courses offered through MCC.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Curriculum plan(s):

All Academic divisions along with Academic Affairs will be included in the process.


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Research (or other scholarship):

N/A


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Research plan(s):

N/A


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Research plan(s):

N/A


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance Campus Engagement around sustainability:

Madisonville Community College developed a Sustainability Plan that was approved by KCTCS Board of Regents. MCC's Sustainability Plan to advance Campus Engagement around sustainability include
-Establishing an electronic newsletter “Don’t Print This…”
- Duplicate materials for events i.e. Green Smack Down, Plant Swap, 10th Day Recycling, Earth Day, Arbor Day, any other sustainability events
-Presidents Newsletter- include any sustainability initiatives at MCC
-Continue to hosts various sustainability events on campus to bring awareness to campus and the community.

+ Date Revised: July 26, 2015

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Campus Engagement plan:

Measurable objectives will be focused on the amount of materials recycled on campus, the number of participants and volunteers we have from events, etc.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Campus Engagement plan(s):

Sustainability Coordinator, Sustainability committee, and maintenance would be responsible for organizing and implementing events for Campus Engagement.


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance Public Engagement around sustainability:

Madisonville Community College Sustainability partners with a variety of organizations in the community. Madisonville Community College works with
United Way
Habitat For Humanity
City of Madisonville-America Blooms
Baptist Health of Madisonville to continue to engage the campus and community in sustainability through collaboration. Public Engagement also comes from student groups that provide community service. Various Student organizations volunteer within the community (SGA, Phi Theta Kappa , Lion’s Club, etc.) MCC is actively involved in the community to promote sustainability. This information is included in MCC's Sustainability Plan

+ Date Revised: July 26, 2015

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Public Engagement plan(s):

Monitor and record the number of organizations MCC is partnered with, and the number of events held related to sustainability.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Public Engagement plan(s):

Sustainability Coordinator and Sustainability Committee along with other volunteers from campus and within the community will be responsible for implementing these initiatives.


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Air and Climate:

Madisonville Community College (MCC) employed Myers/Jolly Architects from Lexington Kentucky to revise the campus master plan for presentation to the KCTCS Board of Regents in fiscal year 2012. Their charge was to produce a strategic plan for the next 30+ years which would make MCC competitive and sustainable. This plan calls for the demolition of the John H Gray (JHG) building due to its age, condition and energy efficiency. A postsecondary education center and two smaller administrative and classroom buildings would be constructed to facilitated the demolition and to improve the sustainability of the campus. With this move, a center core of the campus would provide green space to camouflage a massive geothermal well field capable of converting all buildings over to geothermal heating and cooling. At this time, the wind turbines and solar panels would be expanded to enhance reduced electrical consumption as well as afford additional instructional opportunities in alternative energies. The geothermal field would also facilitate an expanded hydroponic curriculum made possible by a recent grant to integrate curriculum from various programs to maintain and operate a hydroponic green house.

+ Date Revised: July 10, 2015

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Air and Climate plan(s):

No measurable objectives have been designated at this time.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Air and Climate plan(s):

Maintenance, Business Affairs, IT


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Buildings:

Please see above for air and climate

+ Date Revised: July 26, 2015

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Buildings plan(s):

See Above (Air and Climate)

+ Date Revised: July 10, 2015

Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Buildings plan(s):

Maintenance, Business Affairs, President's Office


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Dining Services/Food:

N/A


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Dining Services/Food plan(s):

N/A


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Dining Services/Food plan(s):

N/A


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Energy:

See Above (Air and Climate)

+ Date Revised: July 10, 2015

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Energy plan(s):

Continuously track the amount of energy used within a certain time period


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Energy plan(s):

Maintenance, President's Office, Business Affairs


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Grounds:

To plant low to no maintenance ground cover in various areas on campus to reduce time, money, and pollution put into the air from mowing. We will research to find which ground covers are best suitable for the climate and either use plants, rocks, or mulch for designated areas.


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Grounds plan(s):

The measurable objective will be for us to cover a certain percentage of ground with low maintenance ground cover (example 25%), Once this goal has been reached we can determin the percentage of time and energy saved by laying down a low to no maintenance ground cover.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Grounds plan(s):

Maintenance, Business Affairs, President's office


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Purchasing:

Madisonville Community College follows procedures put in place by KCTCS when purchasing various products. Utilizes various vendors for discounts, and large savings. Cardinal Office Supply is one of the designated vendors to use for money saving purchases. Employees have been advised to use vendors such as this for bulk purchases unless a specified reason is given to use another vendor. Madisonville Community College is Engaged in KCTCS vendor diversity program (utilize locally owned businesses when possible). Priority is given to local businesses.

+ Date Revised: July 26, 2015

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Purchasing plan(s):

Create annual budget allotting certain amounts of money to be utilized for various purchases. Budget is divided into divisions to allow Business Affairs to monitor the amount of funding each department may need for future fiscal years.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Purchasing plan(s):

Business Affairs, all Division departments.


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Transportation:

Use Enterprise for five rental vehicles. These vehicles have flex fuel and eco boost features making them more fuel efficient. Rental cars are utilized by employees mostly for long distance and out of state travel.


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Transportation plan(s):

Measurable objectives have not been determined at this time.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Transportation plan(s):

Business Affairs, Maintenance Department


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Waste:

Continue to promote recycling on campus. Inform faculty, staff, and students of the importance of recycling and lowering the amount of waste produced. Host events to provide awareness for faculty, staff, students and the community about the amount of waste produced.


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Waste plan(s):

Work with Madisonville Disposal to find out the amount of waste that is recycled compared to the overall amount of waste that is produced by Madisonville Community College. Choose a baseline date and continue to measure the amount of recycled goods either annually or semi-annually.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Waste plan(s):

Business Affairs, Maintenance


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Water:

Lower the amount of water usage and waste on campus. Study and research products that will help reduce the amount of water consumed on campus.


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Water plan(s):

No measurable objectives have been determined at this time.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Water plan(s):

Maintenance Department, Business Affairs.


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance Diversity and Affordability:

Continue to promote the benefits of Madisonville Community College to a diverse population. The Diversity Coordinator works to create events and programs suitable to meet the needs of these students. Various scholarships are available for students to assist with the costs of college tuition and books.


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Diversity and Affordability plan(s):

The Diversity Coordinator works with the Institutional Research department for these statistics each year. The main objective measured is full time, first time, degree seeking students.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Diversity and Affordability plan(s):

Diversity Committee, Student Affairs, Academic Affairs


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Health, Wellbeing and Work:

Work with the Insurance provider to promote a healthier lifestyle for employees and their families. Various vendors provide services and programs to help assist with becoming healther. The Nursing and Allied Health Divisions host an annual Wellness fair where employees can participate and have various tests run (blood pressure, cholesterol, weight, sugar levels, etc.).


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Health, Wellbeing and Work plan(s):

Depending on the insurance plan selected, employees may be required to complete Vitality Assessments in coordination with the insurance provider. Human Resources is sent the information and this information can be utilized to keep an average number of employees that participate.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Health, Wellbeing and Work plan(s):

Human Resources, Business Affairs, Nursing and Health Departments


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Investment:

NA


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Investment plan(s):

NA


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Investment plan(s):

NA


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in other areas:

NA


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the other plan(s):

NA


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the other plan(s):

NA


The institution’s definition of sustainability:
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Does the institution’s strategic plan or equivalent guiding document include sustainability at a high level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the institution’s strategic plan or equivalent guiding document addresses sustainability:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability planning is available:
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