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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.24
Liaison Laura Lauffer
Submission Date Aug. 2, 2011
President's Letter Download

STARS v1.1

Central Carolina Community College
ER-4: Sustainability Outreach and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Marcie Dishman
Director of Marketing and Public Affairs
Marketing and Public Affairs
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts?:
Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the ... (Yes)

A brief description of the central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts:

Yes, the Green Central Website provides additional information to students regarding sustainability resources in the state and nation and shows the award winning Cool Campus Video highlighting the green campus elements and sustainability programs offered on campus.


The website URL for the central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter? (no)

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:
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The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
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Does the institution have a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability?:
Does the institution have a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability? (no)

A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
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The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
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Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features? (Yes)

A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :

The Sustainable Technology Building, campus library and Siler City Campus building all feature signage describing green building, energy efficiency, landscape design and water conservation elements.


The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
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Does the institution have food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
Does the institution have food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about ... (Yes)

A brief description of food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:

The Natural Chef Café Menu’s feature information on locally grown food on each menu. All program information describing the Natural Chef programs includes information about local sustainable food systems.


The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed?:
Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies ... (Yes)

A brief description of signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed:

Signage inside and outside of campus describes native plants, water conservation and pollinator gardens.


The website URL for signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed:
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Does the institution have a sustainability walking map or tour?:
Does the institution have a sustainability walking map or tour? (Yes)

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

CCCC’s Green Central Web page features an interactive campus tour map. The map includes pictures of green features that provide educational information about dozens of green elements on campus. Solar PV, Solar Thermal, rainwater catchment, sustainable farming, biofuels production, passive solar design and pollinator gardens are some of the featured elements.


The website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
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Does the institution have a guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation?:
Does the institution have a guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of ... (no)

A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:
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The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:
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Does the institution have a guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
Does the institution have a guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the ... (no)

A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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The website URL for the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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Does the institution have regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper (either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat)?:
Does the institution have regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper (either ... (no)

A brief description of regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat:
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The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat:
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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (1st material):
Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered ... (Yes)

A brief description of this material:

Green Program Brochures- The unique Green Programs brochure features enriching information about each continuing education and curriculum program and coinciding sustainability elements in each program, offering a deeper understanding of sustainability studies in general.


The website URL for this material:
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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (2nd material):
Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered ... (Yes)

A brief description of this material:

Sustainable Speaker Series- The Sustainable Speakers Series brings local and national speakers to the college to address issues impacting community sustainability issues. Each speaker series is tied to a feature article in local media outlets introducing the sustainability concepts covered by the speaker and the college’s larger role in sustainability education.


The website URL for this material:
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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (3rd material):
Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered ... (Yes)

A brief description of this material:

Annual Report- Each annual report published for the College Foundation features an element of sustainability programming and outreach conducted at the college. ,000 copies of the report are printed annually and distributed both on line and distributed to students, faculty and staff.


The website URL for this material:
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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (4th material):
Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered ... (Yes)

A brief description of this material:

Recruiting Displays- CCCC has developed large panel display boards used in recruiting events. These displays travel far and wide to spread the sustainability message to local business and industry and school recruiting events, trade shows and community events.


The website URL for this material:
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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (5th material):
Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered ... (Yes)

A brief description of this material:

Green Program Rack Cards – The rack card is a double-sided outreach tool that provides detailed information on each green program. These cards are displayed at all college locations and used extensively at recruiting and community events.


The website URL for this material:
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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (6th material):
Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered ... (Yes)

A brief description of this material:

College Magazine – The college magazine, “Education that Works,” includes information about curriculum and continuing education sustainable programs. A description accompanies each program, and contact information is provided. A quantity of 10,000 magazines were printed and distributed to students, college faculty and staff, and community members.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (7th material):
Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered ... (Yes)

A brief description of this material:

News Articles – The college distributes news articles related to sustainability on a regular basis to local and statewide media contacts. Examples of articles include: green series about the college and its programs, green building features, and upcoming sustainable offerings.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (8th material):
Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered ... (Yes)

A brief description of this material:

CCCC sponsors the Celebrate Green Central Trade Show and Home Tour each October. A web site is created annually describing elements to local green built homes and renewable energy applications on the homes. Additionally the trade show is featured on the web site linking on-line visitors to numerous local vendors supplying renewable energy, green building and energy efficiency servives. The web site is updated annually and taken off line between November and September.


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