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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.

STARS v2.0

Central Carolina Community College

Sanford, NC, US


Rating Score Liaison Submission Date Executive Letter
Expired Expired Andrew McMahan June 24, 2015 Download
Central Carolina Community College offers more than 45 curriculum programs at its three campus locations and multiple instructional locations throughout Chatham, Harnett, and Lee counties. Some programs are offered entirely, or in part, via online ... read more
Credit Status
Academic Courses Complete
Learning Outcomes Complete
Undergraduate Program Complete
Graduate Program Not Applicable
Immersive Experience Complete
Sustainability Literacy Assessment Complete
Incentives for Developing Courses Complete
Campus as a Living Laboratory Complete
Credit Status
Academic Research Not Applicable
Support for Research Not Applicable
Access to Research Not Applicable
Central Carolina Community College is a non residential college. Our campus does have numerous clubs and on campus activities that support the college's sustainability goals. Our staff and faculty are increasingly engaged in sustainability ... read more
Credit Status
Student Educators Program Complete
Student Orientation Complete
Student Life Complete
Outreach Materials and Publications Complete
Outreach Campaign Complete
Employee Educators Program Complete
Employee Orientation Complete
Staff Professional Development Not Pursuing
Central Carolina Community College is a college that truly embraces our role as community partner. Each of our three campuses in Harnett, Lee and Chatham Counties engage in public and private partnerships to extend learning ... read more
Credit Status
Community Partnerships Complete
Inter-Campus Collaboration Complete
Continuing Education Complete
Community Service Complete
Community Stakeholder Engagement Complete
Participation in Public Policy Complete
Trademark Licensing Not Applicable
Hospital Network Not Applicable
Central Carolina Community College was an early signatory to the American College and University President's Climate Commitment. As a rural commuter college, the college is hard pressed to reduce our student commuting miles and ... read more
Credit Status
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Complete
Outdoor Air Quality Complete
Central Carolina Community College has embraced energy efficiency and sustainable building construction practices. We are seeing a significant savings in both energy and water use, and an increasing awareness among faculty and staff regarding conservation. read more
Credit Status
Building Operations and Maintenance Not Pursuing
Building Design and Construction Complete
Indoor Air Quality Complete
Central Carolina Community College is home to one of the first Sustainable Agriculture AAS degree programs in the nation. The college recently added a Natural Chef AAS degree to complement our agriculture program, adding a ... read more
Credit Status
Food and Beverage Purchasing Complete
Low Impact Dining Complete
Central Carolina Community College has a significant power purchase agreement resulting in a 99kW photovoltaic system installed at our Chatham Campus. While the college does not currently own this system, the college will assume ownership ... read more
Credit Status
Building Energy Consumption Complete
Clean and Renewable Energy Complete
Central Carolina Community College is blessed with acres of open space surrounding our campuses in rural North Carolina. Students, faculty and staff have space to relax, recreate and rejuvenate on each campus. Unique elements of ... read more
Credit Status
Landscape Management Complete
Biodiversity Complete

Central Carolina Community College falls under the regulatory system of the State of North Carolina. The state has many purchasing requirements leading to the sustainability and efficiency purchases made by the college.

Credit Status
Electronics Purchasing Complete
Cleaning Products Purchasing Complete
Office Paper Purchasing Complete
Inclusive and Local Purchasing Complete
Life Cycle Cost Analysis Complete
Guidelines for Business Partners Complete
Central Carolina Community College is based in a very rural area of North Carolina with little access to public transportation. The college has over forty buildings located throughout the region,not only on the main ... read more
Credit Status
Campus Fleet Complete
Student Commute Modal Split Not Pursuing
Employee Commute Modal Split Not Pursuing
Support for Sustainable Transportation Complete
As a rural college, CCCC is seeking to reduce waste within a region where recycling and sustainable waste management may not accessible for all college buildings. The Sustainability committee has recognized waste management as an ... read more
Credit Status
Waste Minimization Complete
Waste Diversion Complete
Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion Complete
Hazardous Waste Management Complete

As a non residential college our water use is lower than many educational institutions. We use state mandated water conservation products when replacing water appliances. Our irrigation practices are minimal.

Credit Status
Water Use Complete
Rainwater Management Complete
Wastewater Management Not Pursuing
Central Carolina Community College employs a part time sustainability coordinator to manage sustainability programming and policies. This is a very unique position among North Carolina Community Colleges, and represents the college's commitment to sustainability ... read more
Credit Status
Sustainability Coordination Complete
Sustainability Planning Complete
Governance Complete
Central Carolina Community College, and the North Carolina Community College System represents a true value in secondary education for students. The student body is comprised of a broad age group, from teens to senior citizens ... read more
Credit Status
Diversity and Equity Coordination Complete
Assessing Diversity and Equity Complete
Support for Underrepresented Groups Complete
Support for Future Faculty Diversity Complete
Affordability and Access Complete
Central Carolina Community College supports staff and faculty by providing excellent benefits for full time workers. Additionally, the college consistently works to assess workplace satisfaction, using this information as a planning tool to meet staff ... read more
Credit Status
Employee Compensation Complete
Assessing Employee Satisfaction Complete
Wellness Program Complete
Workplace Health and Safety Complete

The sustainability committee recognizes the need to work with our investment structure to assess ways to explore sustainable investment options.

Credit Status
Committee on Investor Responsibility Not Pursuing
Sustainable Investment Not Pursuing
Investment Disclosure Complete
Credit Status
Innovation 1 Complete
Innovation 2 Complete
Innovation 3 Complete
Innovation 4 Complete

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