Johnson County Community College

Mission:

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.

Educational Goals:

  • Integrate sustainability throughout the JCCC curriculum and student experience on campus
  • Increase student and community engagement in sustainability initiatives
  • Become a regional leader in providing green workforce training

Operational Goals:

  • Become a zero waste to landfill campus by 2025
  • Make JCCC a 100% renewable energy campus by 2050 with 15% achieved by 2020
  • Become a net-negative energy consumer by aggressively pursuing energy efficiency
  • Develop a sustainable transportation plan that focuses on increasing the use of public transportation, carpooling, bicycling, and other lower-impact forms of transportation
  • Measure and monitor social, environmental, and economic sustainability metrics and performance indicators

Staff:

Jay Antle
Professor/Executive Director

Kim Criner
Sustainability Education and Engagement Coordinator

Michael Rea
Sustainability Project Manager

Mike Ryan
Campus Farm/Outreach Manager

Ryan Wing
Senior Sustainability Analyst