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Implementation Profile for Lincoln Land Community College

Submitted on March 15, 2010; last updated on January 5, 2015

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 Website
Sustainability Website No information provided

Implementation Structure

Implementation Liaison's Name Todd McDonald
Implementation Liaison's Title Vice President - Administrative Services
Implementation Liaison's Department Administrative Services
Format of Structure Committee
Number of Individuals in Structure 11-20
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.