Johnson County Community College


JCCC shall lead through example in integrating sustainability into its curriculum and daily operations, transforming the physical campus into a living, learning laboratory. Being an environmentally, socially and economically responsible institution shall benefit the college in terms of enhanced educational opportunities for our students, cost savings and recognition as a regional leader.

Planning, Administration and Engagement Goals:

• Align strategic goals around the AASHE STARS reporting tool, achieving Silver designation for JCCC during the next reporting phase (2017-2018). Measure and monitor social, environmental and economic sustainability metrics and performance indicators. 
• Assist the college in developing sustainability policies that focus campus decision-making on creating positive impacts on the environment and the community, including the campus facilities master plan.
• Increase student and community engagement in JCCC sustainability initiatives.
• Develop and implement a sustainable transportation plan that focuses on increasing the use of public transportation, carpooling, bicycling and other lower-impact forms of transportation.
• Increase community partnerships centering on sustainability in conjunction with JCCC’s new collaboration center.

Education and Research Goals:

• Integrate sustainability throughout the JCCC curriculum and student experience on campus through the Sunflower Project and student organizations.
• Develop more green workforce training and internship/collaboration opportunities for students.
• Engage campus and community on food issues, through the JCCC Open Petal Farm and discussion of the links between food production, preparation, nutrition and wellness.

Operations Goals:

• Become a zero-waste-to-landfill campus by 2025, with 50% of waste diverted by 2016.
• Make JCCC a 100% renewable energy campus by 2050, with 15% achieved by 2020.
• Reduce JCCC’s carbon footprint through energy efficiency, renewable energy deployment, carbon sequestration and effective fleet management.
• Support continued energy and water use reduction through conservation.


Jay Antle
Professor/Executive Director

Krystal Anton
Recycling and Waste Minimization Coordinator

Kristy Wittman Howell
Sustainability Education and Engagement Coordinator

Michael Rea
Sustainability Project Manager

Claire Zimmermann
Campus Farm/Outreach Manager