Johnson County Community College

Sustainable Classrooms - JCCC partnered with Studio 804, a design/build program at the University of Kansas, to construct a LEED platinum classroom building on the JCCC campus. Tentatively named Galileo Pavilion, it will house two classrooms, a lounge, kitchen and small meeting room. Construction was completed in 2012.

Recycling - At JCCC, by recycling paper, cardboard, plastic bottles and aluminum cans, you not only help the environment – you help support students. The proceeds the college receives from all forms of recycling go to the Foundation to support scholarships. Since 1994, more than $140,000 has been raised for scholarships from all of the college’s recycling efforts.

Composting - JCCC’s composting program turns food waste into a valuable soil amendment, which is then used on JCCC’s Campus Farm. By composting, JCCC is decreasing the amount of waste going to the landfill, eliminating the need for synthetic farm fertilizers, and negating carbon dioxide and methane emissions that otherwise would have been produced by the organic material decomposing anaerobically in a landfill.

JCCC Campus Farm - JCCC’s Campus Farm is located on roughly 2.5 acres in the Northwest corner of the main campus. The purpose of the farm is two-fold: to provide a hands-on educational experience for the Sustainable Agriculture program and to provide locally grown, chemical-free produce to the specifications of JCCC’s Dining Services and Culinary program.

Curriculum Development Integration - Also know as the Sunflower Project, we believes that students should be educated about the economic, ecological and social aspects of sustainability. The Sunflower Project is a grant program to facilitate the infusion of sustainability across the curriculum. Our faculty are eligible to apply for funding to support sustainability curriculum development.

JCCC campus map for sustainability.

Map Icons for Sustainability Projects on the JCCC Campus

Bike Racks

Bike Racks

Solar powered compactor location on campus.

Solar Powered Compactors

Bike repair location on campus.

Bike Repair Station

Ripple glass location on campus.

Ripple Glass Recycling

Bus stop location on campus.

Bus Stop

Recycling center location on campus.

Recycling Center

Recharging station location on campus.

Recharging Station

In-vessel Composter on campus.

In-vessel Composter

Farm field location on campus.

Farm Fields

Solar powered recharging location on campus.

Solar Powered Recharging

Children's Garden location on campus.

Children's Garden

Solar panel location on campus.

Solar Panels

Galileo's Pavilion location on campus.

Galileo's Pavilion

Quad storm water project location on campus.

Quad Storm Water Projects