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

STARS v2.2

Metropolitan Community College
PA-2: Sustainability Planning

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 Sally Hopley
Coordinator of Sustainable Practices
Campus Planning and Sustainability
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Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address sustainability in curriculum and/or research?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to academics and the plan(s) in which they are published:

By December 2026:
-Have 30% of credit classes contain sustainability
-Earn 50% of STARS Academic credits

https://www.mccneb.edu/Community-Business/Buildings-Expansions/Campus-Planning-and-Sustainability/Sustainability/About


Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address student, employee, or community engagement for sustainability?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to engagement and the plan(s) in which they are published:
Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address sustainability in operations?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to operations and the plan(s) in which they are published:

By December 2026:
- Obtain college-wide energy efficiency goal of 85 weather-normalized kBtu/sq.ft
- Earn 33% of STARS Grounds credits
- Have a college-wide 30% annual diversion rate

https://www.mccneb.edu/Community-Business/Buildings-Expansions/Campus-Planning-and-Sustainability/Sustainability/About


Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address diversity, equity, and inclusion; sustainable investment/finance; or wellbeing?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to administration and the plan(s) in which they are published:
Does the institution have a published strategic plan or equivalent guiding document that includes sustainability at a high level? :
Yes

The institution’s highest guiding document (upload):
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Website URL where the institution’s highest guiding document is publicly available:
Which of the following best describes the inclusion of sustainability in the highest guiding document?:
Minor theme

The institution's sustainability plan (upload):
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Website URL where the institution's sustainability plan is publicly available:
Does the institution have a formal statement in support of sustainability endorsed by its governing body?:
Yes

The formal statement in support of sustainability:

Environmental Sustainability Board Policy - 90113
Environmental sustainability is an essential goal of the Board. Global warming, diminishing resources, escalating costs of energy, and waste management require that managers and staff at all levels of the College focus on the efficient and effective use of energy and resources. This policy expresses the intent of the Board of Governors to implement a College-wide environmental sustainability program within the constraints of current staff and budget authorizations The College President shall develop implementing procedures in accordance with
the following:
1. The President shall assign College-wide responsibility for environmental sustainability to an existing College office.
2. The implementing procedures shall require managers and staff at all levels of the College to support the College's environmental sustainability management efforts.
3. The implementing procedures shall encourage use of renewable energy generation and purchase of renewable-generated energy,where practicable and not cost prohibitive.

https://www.mccneb.edu/getattachment/About-MCC-Nebraska/About-MCC/Board-of-Governors/BOG-Policies/90000-College-Property/90113-Environmental-Sustainability-(1).pdf.aspx


The institution’s definition of sustainability:

Sustainability is the ability to endure by meeting our needs today and ensuring our children have the resources they need for generations to come. This includes using resources responsibly and understanding that environmental health, social equity, and economic vitality are interconnected and require a systems approach.


Is the institution an endorser or signatory of the following? :
Yes or No
The Earth Charter No
The Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI) No
ISCN-GULF Sustainable Campus Charter No
Pan-Canadian Protocol for Sustainability No
SDG Accord No
Second Nature’s Carbon Commitment (formerly known as the ACUPCC), Resilience Commitment, and/or integrated Climate Commitment No
The Talloires Declaration (TD) No
UN Global Compact No
Other multi-dimensional sustainability commitments (please specify below) No

A brief description of the institution’s formal sustainability commitments, including the specific initiatives selected above:

Committed to the College's sustainability goals in the Sustainability Master Plan


Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability planning efforts is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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