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Position your Student Sustainability Committee as a Leadership Training Opportunity
October 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDTFree
Johnson County Community College’s Student Sustainability Committee is our campuswide student sustainability leadership group. The Committee, formed in 2011 as part of a student-led initiative for a dollar-per-credit hour fee to fund sustainable initiatives on campus, focuses on three broad categories: integrating sustainability into campus curriculum, events, and programming; improving daily operations with a focus on sustainable practices; and transforming the physical campus into a living, learning laboratory. The SSC expands sustainability conversations by funding standing projects and events, by supporting pilot projects both for operations and student engagement opportunities, and by offering our students the chance to work within and positively influence campus culture as leaders for more sustainable behaviors. This webinar will detail the SSC’s replicability and efficacy and is appropriate for sustainability professionals and student leaders alike.
Kristy Howell, Sustainability Education and Engagement Coordinator, Johnson County Community College
Kristy Howell has the good fortune of serving students at Johnson County Community College in the Center for Sustainability, where she is Sustainability Education and Engagement Coordinator. She advises the Student Sustainability Committee, Student Environmental Alliance, supports curriculum development for faculty, and teaches in the honors program. A historian by training, Kristy holds the BA and graduate hours in history from the University of Southern Mississippi, an MA in Social Responsibility and Sustainable Community Development from Western Kentucky University and is currently a doctoral student in Community College Leadership at Northern Illinois University. She is an avid cook and knitter, a slow runner, and a bad guitarist who, thanks to growing up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, can only play Jimmy Buffett songs.
Jay Antle, Center for Sustainability Executive Director and Professor of History, Johnson County Community College
Dr. Jay Antle was born in Texas where he lived for the first 21 years of his life. While at Lee College, he took a field course in Yellowstone National Park that led him to become deeply interested in environmental issues. He completed his undergraduate education in history and then moved on to Arizona State University for his Master’s degree and then to the University of Kansas in 1992 for his Ph.D. in American Environmental History. While in graduate school, he participated in an exchange program with Johnson County Community College that ultimately led him to secure a professorship there in 2000 that he still holds. His responsibilities at JCCC have grown to include heading up the college’s Sustainability program as the Executive Director of the college’s Sustainability Center. He is an AASHE Board Member and currently serves as Board Secretary. He lives in Lawrence and is an avid hiker and storm chaser. He is also a runner with over 60 half-marathons and five marathons to his credit.