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Campus Engagement

The campus engagement goal is all about engaging employees and students in the sustainability work at MCC. The STARS credits are below, which takes into account a variety of engagement initiatives. To learn more about MCC’s current report, go to the STARS website.

MCC hosts a variety of sustainability events throughout the year. To see what we have coming up, visit the Events tab on our website, follow us on Facebook at @MCCSustain and Twitter at @GreenMCCNeb. For MCC employees and students, join our MyHub page Sustainable Practices.

Credit Credit Summary Potential Points
Student Educators Program Peer to Peer sustainability outreach. A student-run sustainability engagement and education program. Credits can be earned by the percentage of students served and the ratio of hours worked by trained student educators to the number of students served. 4.0
Student Orientation Percentage of students provided orientation activities and programming that include sustainability. 2.0
Student Life Co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives that contribute to student learning outside of the classroom. 2.0
Outreach Materials & Publications Institution produces outreach materials and/or publications that foster sustainability learning. 2.0
Outreach Campaign Student and Employee Outreach campaigns that yield measurable, positive results in advancing sustainability. Pass to Class has historically been reported here. 4.0
Assessing Sustainability Culture Complete an assessment of campus sustainability culture administered to the entire campus. The second half of the credit is earned when the assessment is done repeatedly over time. 1.0
Employee Educators Program Peer to Peer sustainability outreach. An employee sustainability engagement and education program where employees are appointed to serve as peer educators, supported by training and resources. Credits can be earned by the percentage of employees served and the ratio of hours worked by trained employee educators to the number of students served. 3.0
Employee Orientation Sustainability information is covered in employee orientation 1.0
Staff Professional Development Two parts: 1. Availability of professional development and training in sustainability 2. Participation in professional development and training in sustainability 2.0

Employee sustainability engagement

As part of the preparation for the Sustainability Master Plan, MCC surveyed employees and students about their support of sustainability topics and their knowledge of MCC's sustainability work in 2019. Approximately 350 employees and 350 students participated. Unfortunately, we did not have enough student responses to be statistically significant.

The survey did find that 88% of MCC employees believe it is important for MCC to take active steps to be more sustainable and 73% of employee found that sustainability concepts align with MCC's mission.