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May 23, 2018

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:

Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager

531-MCC-2876

darayment@mccneb.edu

mccneb.edu

 

MCC receives national sustainability recognition 

 

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College has been recognized by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) as a STARS Bronze Institution. MCC was given the recognition for its accomplishments in campus sustainability. 

 

“We increased our score this year by four points, which can be attributed, in part, to the completion of three new LEED Gold buildings, continuation of our Pass to Class program and a commitment to offering relevant and in-demand course offerings,” said Sarah Murray, MCC’s coordinator of sustainable practices. 

 

The AASHE award recognition comes after the College earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold status for the Construction Education Center, Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology and the Career and Academic Skills Center. To become LEED certified, buildings are evaluated for sustainability measures and building features. 

 

AASHE Sustainability Awards provide recognition to the organizations leading the higher education sustainability movement. The program raises the awareness of important sustainability projects, research and leadership, helping inspire progress toward social, environmental and economic health. 

 

About AASHE

Founded in 2005, AASHE defines sustainability in an inclusive way, encompassing human and ecological health, social justice, secure livelihoods and a better world for all generations. Visit aashe.org to learn more. 

 

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Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.

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