Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 31.69
Liaison Sally Hopley
Submission Date Aug. 30, 2021

STARS v2.2

Metropolitan Community College
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Sally Hopley
Coordinator of Sustainable Practices
Campus Planning and Sustainability
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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:

At Metropolitan Community College, we recognize that a healthy, sustainable society requires members who understand the balance among economic success, social equity and environmental conservation. Metropolitan Community College is therefore committed to promoting a culture of sustainability across its locations and throughout our community.


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role:

Sustainability Advancement Council
Coordinator of Sustainable Practices- Chair
Vice President for Planning and Operations- Sponsor
Members:
Director of Campus Planning and Sustainability
Director of Facilities
Associate Vice President of Marketing, Brand, Communication
Instructor, Psychology
Sarpy Center, Director of Student Services and Community Relations
Dean of Career and Technical Education
Associate Dean of Culinary, Horticulture, Land Systems, and Management
Instructor, Physics,
Instructor, Biology (and leader of the Ecology student group)
Director of Human Resources
Instructor, Construction Education
Director of Administrative Services
Institutional Effectiveness, Programmer Analyst


Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent employee?:
Yes

A brief description of each sustainability office:

The sustainability office is within Campus Planning & Sustainability. The sustainability office works cohesively with the campus planning to ensure long-term campus planning is as sustainable as possible.

The administrative assistant for the Campus Planning & Sustainability Office also supports the Coordinator of Sustainable Practices position.


Full-time equivalent of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
1.50

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Sally Hopley - Coordinator of Sustainable Practices

Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution?:
Yes

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the institution-wide coordinating body or officer during the previous three years:

The sustainability annual reports and the Sustainability Master Plan, which was created in 2020 are online:
https://www.mccneb.edu/Community-Business/Buildings-Expansions/Campus-Planning-and-Sustainability/Sustainability/About

Notable accomplishments are the setting of seven sustainability categories and eight goals for 2026. Other successful initiatives include the number of continuing education sustainability classes, new electric vehicle chargers, and expanding our student bus pass program to include emergency rides home.


Job title of the sustainability officer position:
Coordinator of Sustainable Practices

Job description for the sustainability officer position:
Job description for the sustainability officer position:

Provides leadership and input to all College administrative and academic departments in the areas of sustainable practices, environmental impacts, and wise energy use. Works with all areas and departments to identify best practices in sustainability and leads the implementation of these practices. Provides outreach to the community and College stakeholders on topics of sustainable practices.
ESSENTIAL POSITION FUNCTIONS:

In coordination with all areas of operation of the College and under the direction of the Director of Campus Planning and Sustainability, the Coordinator of Sustainable Practices:

1. Identifies opportunities for the College to develop sustainable practices.
2. Leads implementation of sustainable practices throughout the organization.
3. Provides outreach opportunities to the community regarding topics related to sustainability practices.
4. Serves as a professional and technical resource to the College and community in field of sustainability.
5. Collects and stores information and data related to College sustainability efforts.
6. Consults and advises on sustainability initiatives and topics into academic curricula.
7. Maintains compliance with Federal, State and local environmental regulations.
8. Consistently and dependably attends work, activities, and functions as scheduled or assigned.


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