ACUPCC Reporting System

Implementation Profile for Lincoln Land Community College

Submitted on March 15, 2010; last updated on March 15, 2010

Institution Information

Basic Carnegie Classification Assoc/Pub-R-L: Associate's Public Rural-serving Large
Control Public
Location Springfield, IL
Community Setting Mid-size city
USDOE Climate Zone 5
Current President or Chancellor's Name Charlotte J Warren
Current President or Chancellor's Title President
Main Web Site http://www.llcc.edu
Sustainability Web Site No information provided

Implementation Structure

Implementation Liaison's Name Richard W Vertrees
Implementation Liaison's Title Vice President - Administrative Services
Implementation Liaison's Department Administrative Services
Format of Structure Committee
Number of Individuals in Structure 13
Stakeholder Groups Represented Faculty, Students, Executive, Staff
Description Lincoln Land Community College has had a "Green" Committee for three years. The charge for the committee was to assist the college in becoming more environmentally neutral with a concentration on conservation of natural resources. It made sense to transition this committee to become a Sustainability Committee by adding additional representation from Academic Services and Workforce Development/Community Eduction. Faculty were already well represented on the committee.

Tangible Actions

1. Establish a policy that all new campus construction will be built to at least the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Silver standard or equivalent.

Yes: No information provided.

2. Adopt an energy-efficient appliance purchasing policy requiring purchase of ENERGY STAR certified products in all areas for which such ratings exist.

Yes: No information provided.

3. Establish a policy of offsetting all greenhouse gas emissions generated by air travel paid for by our institution.

No: No information provided.

4. Encourage use of and provide access to public transportation for all faculty, staff, students and visitors at our institution.

No: No information provided.

5. Within one year of signing this document, begin purchasing or producing at least 15% of our institution's electricity consumption from renewable sources.

Yes: It is our intention to attempt this. However, this may be a delicate and politically sensitive subject since we receive the bulk of our electricity from our coal-fired city owned power plant.

6. Establish a policy or a committee that supports climate and sustainability shareholder proposals at companies where our institution's endowment is invested.

No: No information provided.

7. Participate in the Waste Minimization component of the national RecycleMania competition, and adopt 3 or more associated measures to reduce waste.

No: No information provided.