Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 33.44
Liaison Sarah Murray
Submission Date April 6, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

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 have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts?:
Yes

A brief description of the central sustainability website (optional):

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:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

MCC puts out a Sustainability Annual report that acts as our annual newsletter. It is published in March/April covering the previous year.


The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
Does the institution have social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, interactive blogs) that focus specifically on campus sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of the social media platforms that focus on 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.

https://twitter.com/GreenMCCNeb


The website URL of the primary social media platform focused on sustainability:
Does the institution have regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat?:
No

A brief description of the regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:

MCC does not have a regular student publication, but we do have a regular alumni publication, Community, which does feature sustainability-focused stories.


The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:
Does the institution produce a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability?:
No

A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:

N/A


The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
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Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
Yes

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 signs were designed by our students in the Design, Interactivity and Media Arts Fall 2016 class.

Additionally, as of spring 2018, our Educational Energy Dashboard and digital signage includes green building feature highlights.


The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
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Does the institution have signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
No

A brief description of the signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:

N/A


The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
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Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed?:
No

A brief description of the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:

N/A


The website URL for the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:
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Does the institution produce a sustainability walking map or tour?:
Yes

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:
Does the institution produce a guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation?:
Yes

A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable 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 more sustainable methods of transportation:
Does the institution produce navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians (e.g. covering routes, inter-modal connections, policies, services, and safety)? :
Yes

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.

We have also implemented pedestrian wayfinding on the Fort Omaha Campus to encourage inter-campus traveling by foot rather than automobile.


The website URL for navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
No

A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

N/A


The website URL for the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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Does the institution produce other sustainability outreach materials or publications not covered above?:
No

A brief description of these materials or publications:
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The website URL for these materials or publications:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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