Sustainability at JCC
Sustainability is based on one simple principle: everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment.
At Jamestown Community College, we are committed to sustainability and environmental stewardship. That's why we've developed an environmental science program and built our Science Center to meet LEED Gold certification standards. Take our virtual sustainability walking tour to see everything we're doing to make JCC a greener institution.
Want to find out how sustainable your lifestyle is? Then try out this carbon footprint calculator.
Check out JCC's Guide to Green Learning: The Little Green Book
Sustainability information and resources
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Green Living Tips: Leave Less of a Footprint
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Sustainability is not just another college initiative. It's a lifestyle and an outlook, a way of thinking that begins with each and every student at Jamestown Community College and builds outward until it's a part of the culture of the campus and the community. That's why the JCC Office of Sustainability actively looks to involve the student body by providing student leadership opportunities through several internships:
Internships are open to students who have successfully completed at least 24 credits and earned a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0. To apply, please contact the Office of Sustainability via e-mail, as well as your advisor.
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JCC and the ACUPCC
Former prresident Greg DeCinque made JCC a signatory of the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) in an effort to move closer to a more sustainable campus and healthy environmental living. Since signing the climate commitment in 2008, JCC has:
From the Presidents' Climate Commitment:
JCC and AASHE
JCC is also a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. AASHE's goals are to:
The adventures of Green Man continue as he faces off against his archnemesis: The Litterbug.
Earthfest 2012, celebrating Earth Day, was held on April 25. Members of the JCC community and the community at large joined together in celebration of the Earth and learned more about how to be better stewards of the wonders that nature provides. The event was sponsored by JCC's Earth Awareness Club and the college program committee of the JCC Faculty Student Association.
We relocated ten mature sugar maple trees to accommodate site preparation for a new residence hall.
Get a glimpse of what went on at the Eco Warriors summer camp on the Cattaraugus County campus. Kids spent a week learning about the environment and how to protect it and then ended the week with a presentation for their parents.