Madisonville Community College (MCC) has been recognized as a top performer in
the 2016 Sustainable Campus Index, ranking in the top 10 among associate degree institutions.
The 2016 Sustainable Campus Index, a publication of the Association for the Advancement
of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), highlights top-performing colleges
and universities in 17 areas and overall by institution type, as measured by the Sustainability
Tracking, Assessment amp; Rating System (STARS).
Madisonville Community College has worked diligently to become a more sustainable
campus. We appreciate the continued work and support of our faculty, staff, and students
which has allowed us to achieve our sustainability goals. It is truly an honor to
be recognized for our efforts in sustainability, and we will continue to work to promote
the KCTCS Green+ initiative, shared Brittney Stevenson, MCC Sustainability Coordinator.
Madisonville Community College received an overall Silver rating from STARS in 2015.
Some of MCC s high achieving categories included Academics, Energy, Diversity, and
Coordination and Planning.
Madisonville Community College s strong performance overall demonstrates significant
leadership and commitment to advancing sustainability, said AASHE s Executive Director
Meghan Fay Zahniser. We are pleased to recognize MCC for working to secure a thriving,
equitable and ecologically healthy world by incorporating sustainability into campus
operations, administration, engagement and academics.
MCC s STARS report is publicly available on the STARS website: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxl_G1Xg76XlM2t4UnNKaHQtbjg/view
The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment amp; Rating System (STARS) is a transparent,
self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability
performance. STARS was developed by AASHE with broad participation from the higher
education community. The credits included in STARS span the breadth of higher education
sustainability and are organized into four categories: Academics, Engagement, Operations,
and Planning amp; Administration. All reports are publicly accessible on the STARS
website. For more information, visit stars.aashe.org.
About the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
AASHE empowers higher education faculty, staff and students to be effective change
agents and drivers of sustainability innovation. AASHE enables members to translate
information into action by offering essential resources and professional development
to a diverse, engaged community of sustainability leaders. We work with and for higher
education to ensure that our world s future leaders are motivated and equipped to
solve sustainability challenges. For more information, visit www.aashe.org.