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MCC Recognized As Top Performer in 2016 Sustainable Campus Index

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

About STARS
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.