Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 29.05
Liaison Sally Hopley
Submission Date March 31, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Metropolitan Community College
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.75 / 2.00 Sally Hopley
Coordinator of Sustainable Practices
Campus Planning and Sustainability
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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 Yes
Social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability Yes
A vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability ---
Building signage that highlights green building features Yes
Food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems ---
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 Yes
A guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience ---
Regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat ---
Other sustainability publications or outreach materials not covered above No

A brief description of the central sustainability website:

The central sustainability website is the gateway to all things sustainability at MCC. The central website lists credit classes, non-credit classes, workshops, transportation options, walking tours, etc.


The website URL for the central sustainability website:
https://www.mccneb.edu/Community-Business/Buildings-Expansions/Campus-Planning-and-Sustainability/Sustainability.aspx
+ Date Revised: May 23, 2016

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

MCC puts out a Sustainability Annual report. As there was a change in the position, the report has not been completed for the past two years, but will be completed to highlight 2015 sustainability efforts.


The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
A brief description of the social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability:

MCC uses both Facebook and Twitter to reach out to our students and the community via social media regarding sustainability. Our goal is to keep the accounts current and to provide students and the community information on campus-wide, local, national, and international sustainability news. Occasionally, we

https://twitter.com/GreenMCCNeb


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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 :

Within our LEED certified buildings we have signage indicating that the buildings are LEED certified as well as some of the more innovative features of the building.


The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
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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:

As MCC has an arboretum on our Fort Omaha Campus, we have created a walking map of the trees of note within the campus.


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

This highlights personal stories from staff and faculty that are using alternative methods of transportation as well as some helpful hints. Our Pass to Class document that is handed to students upon receiving their bus pass includes helpful hints on riding the bus such as how to plan your trip, how to hail a bus, how to use the fare box, how to alert the driver of the need to stop, etc.


The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:
https://www.mccneb.edu/Community-Business/Buildings-Expansions/Campus-Planning-and-Sustainability/Sustainability/Transportation.aspx
+ Date Revised: May 26, 2016

A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:

MCC has created a map of all the locations with bicycle parking highlighted to make the trip as easy as possible for users. Additionally, the sustainability website has a direct link to continuing education bicycle maintenance and safety classes.


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