Earn an e-Badge: Leadership in Environmental Stewardship

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What are e-Badges and proficiencies?

An e-Badge is an award that demonstrates the holder’s knowledge and skills in environmental stewardship for either their field of study or personal application. e-Badge opportunities at CCC are for all fields of study and for all learners and are earned by demonstrating proficiencies in both knowledge and applied skills. For CCC students, earned e-Badges also appear on their co-curricular transcript and all learners can post the e-Badge award on their resumes and social media networks, which could appeal to potential employers. The combination of e-Badge proficiencies creates opportunities for learners to become change-agents for an environmentally sustainable future and can give earners a competitive edge in their field of study. CCC students, employees and those outside the college can choose among multiple options, including credit courses, community education courses and other experiences. Build your resume, advance your knowledge and skills and showcase your accomplishments by earning a CCC e-Badge in Leadership in Environmental Stewardship.

CCC e-Badges

 CCC is currently offering the e-badge, Leadership in Environmental Stewardship: Communication & Education.

Future e-badge offerings will include:

  • Leadership in Environmental Stewardship: Agriculture & Food Systems
  • Leadership in Environmental Stewardship: Auto & Transportation Systems
  • Leadership in Environmental Stewardship: Buildings, Design & Construction
  • Leadership in Environmental Stewardship: Manufacturing & Industry
  • Leadership in Environmental Stewardship: Information Technology & Systems
  • Leadership in Environmental Stewardship: Business, Entrepreneurship & Enterprise
  • Leadership in Environmental Stewardship: Personal & Community Health
  • Leadership in Environmental Stewardship: The Arts & Humanities
  • Leadership in Environmental Stewardship: The Natural Sciences
Earn An E-Badge

Earning and signing-up for an e-badge is free, but costs may be associated with the learning experience(s) you choose. 

To earn an e-badge in Leadership in Environmental Stewardship:

  1. Click each proficiency area below to review the current learning options available. Contact the e-badge proficiency sponsors of interest to you. 
  2. Sign-up for the e-badge on WebCentral. Contact the Environmental Sustainability Director (contact information below) if you have questions.
  3. Successfully complete one learning option in each of the proficiency areas required for the e-badge. 
  4. Successfully complete all the required proficiencies for the e-badge before you graduate or depart from CCC.
E-Badge Events

CCC offers an e-Badge in Leadership in Environmental Stewardship: Communication and Education. Earning the e-Badge means successfully completing one learning option in each of eight proficiency areas. Click each proficiency area below to review the available learning options.

Events

  • Visit the Water/Ways Exhibition at the Nebraska Prairie Museum in Holdrege
    • Now-December 21
  • Participate in CCC's Earth Month 
    • Columbus Campus - April 17
    • Grand Island Campus - April 11
    • Hastings Campus - April 5
    • Kearney Center - April 24
Year-Round Opportunities

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Earn an e-Badge in Leadership in Environmental Stewardship: Communication and Education

CCC offers an e-Badge in Leadership in Environmental Stewardship: Communication and Education. Earning the e-Badge means successfully completing one learning option in each of eight proficiency areas. Click each proficiency area below to review the available learning options.

Knowledge of Communication and Education Methods

Leadership in Environmental Stewardship: Communication and Education

e-Badge earners must successfully complete one learning option in each of the eight proficiency areas. Successfully completing any ONE of the options below will earn you this proficiency in this e-Badge.

College Experience

e-Badge earners can earn this proficiency by becoming one of the college’s environmental sustainability interns or participating in a volunteer experience with the CCC Environmental Sustainability Office. 

Questions about this proficiency? Contact Benjamin Newton, environmental sustainability director, 308-398-7962 or benjaminnewton@cccneb.edu

Community Education (Brian Nilson, Instructor)

Beginning beekeeping is a community education class that introduces students to the honeybee and its environment. This is a 12-month class that meets once a month. e-Badge earners will learn about best beekeeping practices based on colony habits, the hive designs and the importance of queens and the flowers in the area. This is a mix of lecture and hands-on activities focused around your beehive. To earn this proficiency, e-Badge earners must enroll and participate in the class and demonstrate their knowledge by participating in a 10-question quiz for the proficiency area; a grade of 80 percent or better demonstrates successful completion.

Questions about this e-Badge?  Contact Judy Weston, Extended Learning Services community education director, 308-398-7445 or jweston@cccneb.edu

Course – BSAD 1570 (available for sections noted below)

Students enrolled in the BSAD 1570 ethical leadership class will have the opportunity to earn this proficiency as part of the course completion. A grade of at least 80 percent will show successful demonstration of this e-badge proficiency.

This e-Badge opportunity is available in these sections:

  • Joe Blackwell, Columbus Campus: BSAD*1570*CC100 (0297284) Ethical Leadership 
  • Venus King, Grand Island Campus: BSAD*1570*CG098 (0297902) Ethical Leadership
  • BSAD*1570*DGWD1 (0297943) Ethical Leadership
  • BSAD*1570*DGWD2 (0297944) Ethical Leadership 

PROFICIENY ASSIGNMENT: Write a memo to the president or CEO of your company (or church, school or other organization) and persuade him/her to adopt sustainability measures in the business. Develop a list of the benefits, suggest strategies and actions specific to the business, and anticipate and respond to possible objections. Consider the long-term interests and needs of the stakeholders.

Questions about this proficiency? Contact Venus King, business administration instructor, 308-398-7583 or venusking@cccneb.edu

Course- ENGL 1000 (Amy Doty, Instructor)

All students enrolled in the ENGL 1000 applied writing class taught by Amy Doty will have the opportunity to research current sustainability issues and solutions in the specific industry in which they plan to work. After drafting a paper for e-Badge sponsor review, earners will prepare a video presentation explaining the issues/solutions and desired outcomes. A grade of at least 80 percent will show successful demonstration of this e-Badge proficiency. 

Questions about this proficiency? Contact Amy Doty, instructor, amydelaney@cccneb.edu

Course - HIST 2020 (Linda Wilke Heil, Instructor)

All students enrolled in the HIST 2020 American history II class taught by Linda Wilke Heil will have the opportunity to earn this e-Badge proficiency as part of the course. For this proficiency, e-badge earners will study various ways to communicate the lessons of the American Dust Bowl. A grade of at least 80 percent will show successful demonstration of this proficiency. 

Questions about this proficiency? Contact Linda Wilke Heil, instructor, 308-398-7489 or lwilke@cccneb.edu

Course- MATH 1050 (Kathy Woitaszewski, Instructor)

All students enrolled in the MATH 1050 occupational math taught by Kathy Woitaszewski will be assigned an environmental sustainability project that will include content from several units of the course. A grade of at least 80 percent will show successful demonstration of this proficiency. 

Questions about this e-badge proficiency? Contact Kathy Woitaszewski, instructor, 308 398-7474 or kwoit@cccneb.edu  

Course – SPCH 1110 (Brent Adrian, Instructor or Andrew Callahan, Instructor)

The SPCH 1100 public speaking class taught by Brent Adrian or Andrew Callahan is an environmental sustainability-themed course. Successfully completing the course with a “B” or above demonstrates completion of this proficiency, if the following items have been completed during the course:

  1. Researching, documenting and organizing the three major environmental sustainability-themed speeches.
  2. Delivering all three major speeches before an audience.
  3. Engaging in peer speech evaluations over environmental sustainability-based topics.

Questions about this proficiency? Contact Brent Adrian, instructor, 308-398-7313 or badrian@cccneb.edu

Events/Projects

  • Watch a past SLPS video and take a short quiz
  • Attend the Students 4 Sustainability club meetings
Applied Skills in Communication and Education Methods

Leadership in Environmental Stewardship: Communication and Education

e-Badge earners must successfully complete one learning option in each of the eight proficiency areas. Successfully completing any ONE of the options below will earn you this proficiency in this e-badge.

College Experience

e-Badge earners can earn this proficiency by becoming one of the college’s environmental sustainability interns or participating in a volunteer experience with the CCC Environmental Sustainability Office. 

Questions about this proficiency? Contact Benjamin Newton, environmental sustainability director, 308-398-7962 or benjaminnewton@cccneb.edu

Community Education (Brian Nilson, Instructor)

Beginning beekeeping is a community education class that introduces students to the honeybee and its environment. This is a 12-month class that meets once a month. e-Badge earners will learn about best beekeeping practices based on colony habits, the hive designs and the importance of queens and the flowers in the area. This is a mix of lecture and hands-on activities focused around your beehive. To earn this proficiency, e-Badge earners must enroll and participate in the class and demonstrate their knowledge by participating in a 10-question quiz for the proficiency area; a grade of 80 percent or better demonstrates successful completion.

Questions about this e-Badge? Contact Judy Weston, Extended Learning Services community education director, 308-398-7445 or jweston@cccneb.edu

Course – BSAD 1570 (available for sections noted below)

Students enrolled in the BSAD 1570 ethical leadership class will have the opportunity to earn this proficiency as part of the course completion. A grade of at least 80 percent will show successful demonstration of this e-badge proficiency.

This e-Badge opportunity is available in these sections:

  • Britt Blackwell, Columbus Campus: BSAD*1570*CC100 (0297284) Ethical Leadership 
  • Venus King, Grand Island Campus: BSAD*1570*CG098 (0297902) Ethical Leadership
  • BSAD*1570*DGWD1 (0297943) Ethical Leadership
  • BSAD*1570*DGWD2 (0297944) Ethical Leadership  

PROFICIENY ASSIGNMENT: Write a memo to the president or CEO of your company (or church, school or other organization) and persuade him/her to adopt sustainability measures in the business. Develop a list of the benefits, suggest strategies and actions specific to the business, and anticipate and respond to possible objections. Consider the long-term interests and needs of the stakeholders.

Questions about this proficiency? Contact Venus King, business administration instructor, 308-398-7583 or venusking@cccneb.edu

Course - HIST 2020 (Linda Wilke Heil, Instructor)

All students enrolled in the HIST 2020 American history II class taught by Linda Wilke Heil will have the opportunity to earn this e-Badge proficiency as part of the course. For this proficiency, e-badge earners will study various ways to communicate the lessons of the American Dust Bowl. A grade of at least 80 percent will show successful demonstration of this proficiency. 

Questions about this proficiency? Contact Linda Wilke Heil, instructor, 308-398-7489 or lwilke@cccneb.edu  

Course – SPCH 1110 (Brent Adrian, Instructor)

The SPCH 1100 public speaking class taught by Brent Adrian is an environmental sustainability-themed course. Successfully completing the course with a “B” or above demonstrates completion of this proficiency, if the following items have been completed during the course:

  1. Researching, documenting and organizing the three major environmental sustainability-themed speeches.
  2. Delivering all three major speeches before an audience.
  3. Engaging in peer speech evaluations over environmental sustainability-based topics.

Questions about this proficiency? Contact Brent Adrian, instructor, 308-398-7313 or badrian@cccneb.edu   

 

Events/Projects

  • Present a project at CCC's Earth Month
Knowledge of Environmental Information

Leadership in Environmental Stewardship: Communication and Education

e-Badge earners must successfully complete one learning option in each of the eight proficiency areas. Successfully completing any ONE of the options below will earn you this proficiency in this e-badge. 

College Experience

e-Badge earners can earn this proficiency by becoming one of the college’s environmental sustainability interns or participating in a volunteer experience with the CCC Environmental Sustainability Office. 

Questions about this proficiency? Contact Benjamin Newton, environmental sustainability director, 308-398-7962 or benjaminnewton@cccneb.edu

College Experience (CCC’s Environmental Sustainability Office, e-Badge Sponsor)

Participate in or watch a minimum of six Sustainability Leadership Presentation Series (SLPS) events and complete an exam with the Environmental Sustainability Office to demonstrate what you learned (with a score of 80 percent or better) to earn this e-badge proficiency. 

Questions about this proficiency? Contact Benjamin Newton, environmental sustainability director, 308-398-7962 or benjaminnewton@cccneb.edu

Community Education (Brian Nilson, Instructor)

Beginning beekeeping is a community education class that introduces students to the honeybee and its environment. This is a 12-month class that meets once a month. e-Badge earners will learn about best beekeeping practices based on colony habits, the hive designs and the importance of queens and the flowers in the area. This is a mix of lecture and hands-on activities focused around your beehive. To earn this proficiency, e-Badge earners must enroll and participate in the class and demonstrate their knowledge by participating in a 10-question quiz for the proficiency area; a grade of 80 percent or better demonstrates successful completion.

Questions about this e-Badge? Contact Judy Weston, Extended Learning Services community education director, 308-398-7445 or jweston@cccneb.edu

Course – BSAD 1570 (available for sections noted below)

Students enrolled in the BSAD 1570 ethical leadership class will have the opportunity to earn this proficiency as part of the course completion. A grade of at least 80 percent will show successful demonstration of this e-badge proficiency.

This e-Badge opportunity is available in these sections:

  • Britt Blackwell, Columbus Campus: BSAD*1570*CC100 (0297284) Ethical Leadership 
  • Venus King, Grand Island Campus: BSAD*1570*CG098 (0297902) Ethical Leadership
  • BSAD*1570*DGWD1 (0297943) Ethical Leadership
  • BSAD*1570*DGWD2 (0297944) Ethical Leadership 

PROFICIENY ASSIGNMENT: Write a memo to the president or CEO of your company (or church, school or other organization) and persuade him/her to adopt sustainability measures in the business. Develop a list of the benefits, suggest strategies and actions specific to the business, and anticipate and respond to possible objections. Consider the long-term interests and needs of the stakeholders.

Questions about this proficiency? Contact Venus King, Business Administration Instructor, 308-398-7583 or venusking@cccneb.edu

COURSE - ENGL 0970 (Amy Doty, Instructor)

All students enrolled in the ENGL 0960 reading and writing essentials II classes taught by Amy Doty will have an opportunity to earn this e-badge proficiency by reading a series of three articles and using web tools to determine their individual carbon footprint. e-Badge earners will compose a reflective essay detailing the behaviors that make up their footprint and ideas about how they can reduce the amount of natural resources they consume in a year. A grade of at least 80 percent will show successful demonstration of this e-Badge proficiency. 

Questions about this proficiency? Contact Amy Doty, instructor, amydelaney@cccneb.edu

COURSE - ENGL 1010 (Amy Doty, Instructor)

All students enrolled in the ENGL 1010 English composition I class taught by Amy Doty will have an opportunity to earn this e-Badge proficiency by using relevant contemporary articles to research local environmental sustainability issues and solutions. e-Badge earners will compose an argument paper in favor of a community project aimed at reducing environmental impact or fostering environmental stewardship. A grade of at least 80 percent will show successful demonstration of this e-badge proficiency.

Questions about this proficiency? Contact Amy Doty, instructor, amydelaney@cccneb.edu

Course - HIST 2020 (Linda Wilke Heil, Instructor)

All students enrolled in the HIST 2020 American history II class taught by Linda Wilke Heil will have the opportunity to earn this e-Badge proficiency as part of the course. For this proficiency, e-badge earners will study various ways to communicate the lessons of the American Dust Bowl. A grade of at least 80 percent will show successful demonstration of this proficiency. 

Questions about this proficiency? Contact Linda Wilke Heil,, instructor, 308-398-7489 or lwilke@cccneb.edu

COURSE - HMRM 1100 (Rhonda O’Brien, Instructor)

This proficiency can be earned in the HMRM 1100 sustainability in hospitality class as part of the water and energy conservation assignment in the fifth week.  

Proficiency assignment: How much water does a restaurant use? Research this subject. Write a 500-word report about water use in restaurants and processes that can be used to reduce, reuse and recycle this natural resource. Be sure to use appropriate sustainability terminology in your report.  

Questions about this proficiency? Contact Rhonda O'Brien, instructor, 402-461-2572 or rhondaobrien@cccneb.edu

Course- MATH 1050 (Kathy Woitaszewski, Instructor)

All students enrolled in the MATH 1050 occupational math taught by Kathy Woitaszewski will be assigned an environmental sustainability project that will include content from several units of the course. A grade of at least 80 percent will show successful demonstration of this proficiency.

Questions about this e-badge proficiency? Contact Kathy Woitaszewski, instructor, 308 398-7474 or kwoit@cccneb.edu  

Course – SPCH 1110 (Brent Adrian, Instructor or Andrew Callahan, Instructor)

The SPCH 1100 public speaking class taught by Brent Adrian or Andrew Callahan is an environmental sustainability-themed course. Successfully completing the course with a “B” or above demonstrates completion of this proficiency, if the following items have been completed during the course:

  1. Researching, documenting and organizing the three major environmental sustainability-themed speeches.
  2. Delivering all three major speeches before an audience.
  3. Engaging in peer speech evaluations over environmental sustainability-based topics.

Questions about this proficiency? Contact Brent Adrian, instructor, 308-398-7313 or badrian@cccneb.edu

COURSE – SPCH 1110 (Fred Wigington, Instructor)

All students enrolled in the SPCH 1110 public speaking class taught by Fred Wigington will have the opportunity to earn this e-Badge proficiency. e-Badge earners will have the opportunity to pick from a list of 30 environmental stewardship topics, from sustainable energy to tiny houses or green vehicles, among others. Successfully completing this third speech in the class with correct usage of environmental terms and a “B” or above demonstrates completion of this proficiency. 

Questions about this proficiency? Contact Fred Wigington, instructor, fredwigington@cccneb.edu

Events/Projects

  • Visit the Water/Ways Exhibition in Holdrege
  • Volunteer at CCC's Earth Month
  • Watch a past SLPS video and take a short quiz
Applied Skills in Environmental Information

Leadership in Environmental Stewardship: Communication and Education

e-Badge earners must successfully complete one learning option in each of the eight proficiency areas.  Successfully completing any ONE of the options below will earn you this e-Badge proficiency.

College Experience

e-Badge earners can earn this proficiency by becoming one of the college’s environmental sustainability interns or participating in a volunteer experience with the CCC Environmental Sustainability Office. 

Questions about this proficiency? Contact Benjamin Newton, environmental sustainability director, 308-398-7962 or benjaminnewton@cccneb.edu

College Experience (CCC’s Environmental Sustainability Office, e-Badge Sponsor)

Participate in or watch a minimum of six Sustainability Leadership Presentation Series (SLPS) events and participate with other students in a minimum of six 3C Conversations. To earn this e-badge proficiency, the e-badge earner needs to demonstrate accurate and appropriate use of environmental sustainability terminology and concepts for the topic and for the audience as part of the 3C Conversations. Make sure to contact the Environmental Sustainability Office prior to attending the 3C Conversation, and let the environmental sustainability director know you are pursuing this e-Badge proficiency.

Questions about this proficiency? Contact Benjamin Newton, environmental sustainability director, 308-398-7962 or benjaminnewton@cccneb.edu

Community Education (Brian Nilson, Instructor)

Beginning beekeeping is a community education class that introduces students to the honeybee and its environment. This is a 12-month class that meets once a month. e-Badge earners will learn about best beekeeping practices based on colony habits, the hive designs and the importance of queens and the flowers in the area. This is a mix of lecture and hands-on activities focused around your beehive. To earn this proficiency, e-Badge earners must enroll and participate in the class and demonstrate their knowledge by participating in a 10-question quiz for the proficiency area; a grade of 80 percent or better demonstrates successful completion.

Questions about this e-Badge? Contact Judy Weston, Extended Learning Services community education director, 308-398-7445 or jweston@cccneb.edu

Course – BSAD 1570 (available for sections noted below)

Students enrolled in the BSAD 1570 ethical leadership class will have the opportunity to earn this proficiency as part of the course completion. A grade of at least 80 percent will show successful demonstration of this e-badge proficiency.

This e-Badge opportunity is available in these sections:

  • Britt Blackwell, Columbus Campus: BSAD*1570*CC100 (0297284) Ethical Leadership 
  • Venus King, Grand Island Campus: BSAD*1570*CG098 (0297902) Ethical Leadership
  • BSAD*1570*DGWD1 (0297943) Ethical Leadership
  • BSAD*1570*DGWD2 (0297944) Ethical Leadership 

PROFICIENY ASSIGNMENT: Write a memo to the president or CEO of your company (or church, school or other organization) and persuade him/her to adopt sustainability measures in the business. Develop a list of the benefits, suggest strategies and actions specific to the business, and anticipate and respond to possible objections. Consider the long-term interests and needs of the stakeholders.

Questions about this proficiency? Contact Venus King, business administration instructor, 308-398-7583 or venusking@cccneb.edu

Course - HIST 2020 (Linda Wilke Heil, Instructor)

All students enrolled in the HIST 2020 American history II class taught by Linda Wilke Heil will have the opportunity to earn this e-Badge proficiency as part of the course. For this proficiency, e-badge earners will study various ways to communicate the lessons of the American Dust Bowl. A grade of at least 80 percent will show successful demonstration of this proficiency. 

Questions about this proficiency? Contact Linda Wilke Heil, instructor, 308-398-7489 or lwilke@cccneb.edu

COURSE - HMRM 1100 (Rhonda O’Brien, Instructor)

This proficiency can be earned in the HMRM 1100 sustainability in hospitality class as part of the pollutants assignment in the sixth week.  

Proficiency assignment: Identifying yourself as a CCC student, create a short video (no more than two-and-a-half minutes) showing at least one way to reduce, reuse or recycle water in a restaurant. Include appropriate sustainability terminology and procedures and stress the importance of keeping pollutants out of reusable water. Upon approval, the video will be posted to the HMRM Facebook page to educate the public.

Questions about this proficiency? Contact Rhonda O'Brien, instructor, 402-461-2572 or rhondaobrien@cccneb.edu

Course – SPCH 1110 (Brent Adrian, Instructor)

The SPCH 1100 public speaking class taught by Brent Adrian is an environmental sustainability-themed course. Successfully completing the course with a “B” or above demonstrates completion of this proficiency, if the following items have been completed during the course:

  1. Researching, documenting and organizing the three major environmental sustainability-themed speeches.
  2. Delivering all three major speeches before an audience.
  3. Engaging in peer speech evaluations over environmental sustainability-based topics.

Questions about this proficiency?  Contact Brent Adrian, instructor, 308-398-7313 or badrian@cccneb.edu

Events/Projects

  • Pollinator Garden Inventory
  • Attend a free Growing Gardens Class
Knowledge of Behaviors and Personal Influence

Leadership in Environmental Stewardship: Communication and Education

e-Badge earners must successfully complete one learning option in each of the eight proficiency areas. Successfully completing any ONE of the options below will earn you this e-Badge proficiency.

College Experience

e-Badge earners can earn this proficiency by becoming one of the college’s environmental sustainability interns or participating in a volunteer experience with the CCC Environmental Sustainability Office. 

Questions about this proficiency? Contact Benjamin Newton, environmental sustainability director, 308-398-7962 or benjaminnewton@cccneb.edu

Community Education (Brian Nilson, Instructor)

Beginning beekeeping is a community education class that introduces students to the honeybee and its environment. This is a 12-month class that meets once a month. e-Badge earners will learn about best beekeeping practices based on colony habits, the hive designs and the importance of queens and the flowers in the area. This is a mix of lecture and hands-on activities focused around your beehive. To earn this proficiency, e-Badge earners must enroll and participate in the class and demonstrate their knowledge by participating in a 10-question quiz for the proficiency area; a grade of 80 percent or better demonstrates successful completion.

Questions about this e-Badge?  Contact Judy Weston, Extended Learning Services community education director, 308-398-7445 or jweston@cccneb.edu

Course – BSAD 1570 (available for sections noted below)

Students enrolled in the BSAD 1570 ethical leadership class will have the opportunity to earn this proficiency as part of the course completion. A grade of at least 80 percent will show successful demonstration of this e-badge proficiency 

This e-Badge opportunity is available in these sections:

  • Britt Blackwell, Columbus Campus: BSAD*1570*CC100 (0297284) Ethical Leadership 
  • Venus King, Grand Island Campus: BSAD*1570*CG098 (0297902) Ethical Leadership
  • BSAD*1570*DGWD1 (0297943) Ethical Leadership
  • BSAD*1570*DGWD2 (0297944) Ethical Leadership 

PROFICIENY ASSIGNMENT: Write a memo to the president or CEO of your company (or church, school or other organization) and persuade him/her to adopt sustainability measures in the business. Develop a list of the benefits, suggest strategies and actions specific to the business, and anticipate and respond to possible objections. Consider the long-term interests and needs of the stakeholders.

Questions about this proficiency? Contact Venus King, business administration instructor, 308-398-7583 or venusking@cccneb.edu

COURSE - ENGL 0960 (Amy Doty, Instructor)

All students enrolled in the ENGL 0960 reading and writing essentials I class taught by Amy Doty will have an opportunity to earn this e-Badge proficiency by reading a series of four articles on the topic of electronic waste (e-waste) and writing three reflective and informative paragraphs describing the impact of electronic waste on the environment and suggesting solutions that individuals and groups can take to reduce the negative environmental impact associated with the disposal of devices. e-Badge earners will create a visual composed of recycled materials to support their written findings. A grade of at least 80 percent will show successful demonstration of this e-badge proficiency.

Questions about this proficiency? Contact Amy Doty, instructor, amydelaney@cccneb.edu

Course - HIST 2020 (Linda Wilke Heil, Instructor)

All students enrolled in the HIST 2020 American history II class taught by Linda Wilke Heil will have the opportunity to earn this e-Badge proficiency as part of the course. For this proficiency, e-badge earners will study various ways to communicate the lessons of the American Dust Bowl. A grade of at least 80 percent will show successful demonstration of this proficiency. 

Questions about this proficiency?  Contact Linda Wilke Heil, instructor, 308-398-7489 or lwilke@cccneb.edu

Course – SPCH 1110 (Brent Adrian, Instructor or Andrew Callahan, Instructor)

The SPCH 1100 public speaking class taught by Brent Adrian or Andrew Callahan is an environmental sustainability-themed course. Successfully completing the course with a “B” or above demonstrates completion of this proficiency, if the following items have been completed during the course:

  1. Researching, documenting and organizing the three major environmental sustainability-themed speeches.
  2. Delivering all three major speeches before an audience.
  3. Engaging in peer speech evaluations over environmental sustainability-based topics.

Questions about this proficiency? Contact Brent Adrian, instructor, 308-398-7313 or badrian@cccneb.edu

Events/Projects

  • Volunteer at CCC's Earth Month
  • Watch a past SLPS video and take a short quiz
Applied Skills in Behaviors and Personal Influence

Leadership in Environmental Stewardship: Communication and Education

e-Badge earners must successfully complete one learning option in each of the eight (8) proficiency areas. Successfully completing any ONE of the options below will earn you this proficiency in this e-badge.

College Experience

e-Badge earners can earn this proficiency by becoming one of the college’s environmental sustainability interns or participating in a volunteer experience with the CCC Environmental Sustainability Office. 

Questions about this proficiency? Contact Benjamin Newton, environmental sustainability director, 308-398-7962 or benjaminnewton@cccneb.edu 

College Experience (CCC’s Environmental Sustainability Office, e-Badge Sponsor)

Participate in or watch a minimum of six Sustainability Leadership Presentation Series (SLPS) events and participate with other students in a minimum of six 3C Conversations. To earn this e-badge proficiency, the e-badge earner needs to demonstrate accurate and appropriate use of environmental sustainability terminology and concepts for the topic and for the audience as part of the 3C Conversations. Make sure to contact the Environmental Sustainability Office prior to attending the 3C Conversation, and let the environmental sustainability director know you are pursuing this e-Badge proficiency. 

Questions about this proficiency? Contact Benjamin Newton, environmental sustainability director, 308-398-7962 or benjaminnewton@cccneb.edu

Community Education (Brian Nilson, Instructor)

Beginning beekeeping is a community education class that introduces students to the honeybee and its environment. This is a 12-month class that meets once a month. e-Badge earners will learn about best beekeeping practices based on colony habits, the hive designs and the importance of queens and the flowers in the area. This is a mix of lecture and hands-on activities focused around your beehive. To earn this proficiency, e-Badge earners must enroll and participate in the class and demonstrate their knowledge by participating in a 10-question quiz for the proficiency area; a grade of 80 percent or better demonstrates successful completion.

Questions about this e-Badge? Contact Judy Weston, Extended Learning Services community education director, 308-398-7445 or jweston@cccneb.edu

Course – BSAD 1570 (available for sections noted below)

Students enrolled in the BSAD 1570 ethical leadership class will have the opportunity to earn this proficiency as part of the course completion. A grade of at least 80 percent will show successful demonstration of this e-badge proficiency.

This e-Badge opportunity is available in these sections:

  • Britt Blackwell, Columbus Campus: BSAD*1570*CC100 (0297284) Ethical Leadership 
  • Venus King, Grand Island Campus: BSAD*1570*CG098 (0297902) Ethical Leadership
  • BSAD*1570*DGWD1 (0297943) Ethical Leadership
  • BSAD*1570*DGWD2 (0297944) Ethical Leadership

 PROFICIENY ASSIGNMENT: Write a memo to the president or CEO of your company (or church, school or other organization) and persuade him/her to adopt sustainability measures in the business. Develop a list of the benefits, suggest strategies and actions specific to the business, and anticipate and respond to possible objections. Consider the long-term interests and needs of the stakeholders.

Questions about this proficiency? Contact Venus King, business administration instructor, 308-398-7583 or venusking@cccneb.edu

Course - HIST 2020 (Linda Wilke Heil, Instructor)

All students enrolled in the HIST 2020 American history II class taught by Linda Wilke Heil will have the opportunity to earn this e-Badge proficiency as part of the course. For this proficiency, e-badge earners will study various ways to communicate the lessons of the American Dust Bowl. A grade of at least 80 percent will show successful demonstration of this proficiency. 

Questions about this proficiency? Contact Linda Wilke Heil, instructor, 308-398-7489 or lwilke@cccneb.edu

Course – SPCH 1110 (Brent Adrian, Instructor)

The SPCH 1100 public speaking class taught by Brent Adrian is an environmental sustainability-themed course. Successfully completing the course with a “B” or above demonstrates completion of this proficiency, if the following items have been completed during the course:

  1. Researching, documenting and organizing the three major environmental sustainability-themed speeches.
  2. Delivering all three major speeches before an audience.
  3. Engaging in peer speech evaluations over environmental sustainability-based topics.

Questions about this proficiency? Contact Brent Adrian, instructor, 308-398-7313 or badrian@cccneb.edu

Events/Projects 

  • Present a project at CCC's Earth Month
Knowledge of Social Systems and Influencing Change

Leadership in Environmental Stewardship: Communication and Education 

e-Badge earners must successfully complete one learning option in each of the eight proficiency areas. Successfully completing any ONE of the options below will earn you this e-Badge proficiency.

College Experience

e-Badge earners can earn this proficiency by becoming one of the college’s environmental sustainability interns or participating in a volunteer experience with the CCC Environmental Sustainability Office. 

Questions about this proficiency? Contact Benjamin Newton, environmental sustainability director, 308-398-7962 or benjaminnewton@cccneb.edu

Community Education (Brian Nilson, Instructor 

Beginning beekeeping is a community education class that introduces students to the honeybee and its environment. This is a 12-month class that meets once a month. e-Badge earners will learn about best beekeeping practices based on colony habits, the hive designs and the importance of queens and the flowers in the area. This is a mix of lecture and hands-on activities focused around your beehive. To earn this proficiency, e-Badge earners must enroll and participate in the class and demonstrate their knowledge by participating in a 10-question quiz for the proficiency area; a grade of 80 percent or better demonstrates successful completion.

Questions about this e-Badge? Contact Judy Weston, Extended Learning Services community education director, 308-398-7445 or jweston@cccneb.edu

COURSE - ENGL 1020 (Amy Doty, Instructor)

All students enrolled in the ENGL 1020 writing and research class taught by Amy Doty will have an opportunity to earn this e-Badge proficiency by using relevant contemporary peer-reviewed scholarly articles to research sustainability issues in the community and compose a scholarly paper outlining the current issues, possible solutions and final recommendation for a community project aimed at reducing environmental impact. A grade of at least 80 percent will show successful demonstration of this e-Badge proficiency 

Questions about this proficiency? Contact Amy Doty, instructor, amydelaney@cccneb.edu

Course - HIST 2020 (Linda Wilke Heil, Instructor)

All students enrolled in the HIST 2020 American history II class taught by Linda Wilke Heil will have the opportunity to earn this e-Badge proficiency as part of the course. For this proficiency, e-badge earners will study various ways to communicate the lessons of the American Dust Bowl. A grade of at least 80 percent will show successful demonstration of this proficiency. 

Questions about this proficiency? Contact Linda Wilke Heil,, instructor, 308-398-7489 or lwilke@cccneb.edu

COURSE - HMRM 1100 (Rhonda O’Brien, Instructor)

This proficiency can be earned in the HMRM 1100 sustainability in hospitality as part of the investigating composting assignment in week 12.  

Proficiency assignment: Research how to start a compost pile or bin for a restaurant. Consider steps needed inside and outside of the kitchen to set up a composting system. Visit and observe or watch videos about the HMRM department’s composting procedures and gardening techniques. Write a 500-word report about what you have learned. 

Questions about this proficiency? Contact Rhonda O'Brien, instructor, 402-461-2572 or rhondaobrien@cccneb.edu

Course – SPCH 1110 (Brent Adrian, Instructor or Andrew Callahan, Instructor)

The SPCH 1100 public speaking class taught by Brent Adrian or Andrew Callahan is an environmental sustainability-themed course. Successfully completing the course with a “B” or above demonstrates completion of this proficiency, if the following items have been completed during the course:

  1. Researching, documenting and organizing the three major environmental sustainability-themed speeches.
  2. Delivering all three major speeches before an audience.
  3. Engaging in peer speech evaluations over environmental sustainability-based topics.

Questions about this proficiency? Contact Brent Adrian, instructor, 308-398-7313 or badrian@cccneb.edu

Events/Projects

  • Beekeeping 101
  • Volunteer at CCC's Earth Month events
  • Watch a past SLPS video and take a short quiz
Applied Skills in Social Systems and Influencing Change

Leadership in Environmental Stewardship: Communication and Education

e-Badge earners must successfully complete one learning option in each of the eight proficiency areas. Successfully completing any ONE of the options below will earn you this e-Badge proficiency.

College Experience

e-Badge earners can earn this proficiency by becoming one of the college’s environmental sustainability interns or participating in a volunteer experience with the CCC Environmental Sustainability Office. 

Questions about this proficiency? Contact Benjamin Newton, environmental sustainability director, 308-398-7962 or benjaminnewton@cccneb.edu 

Community Education (Brian Nilson, Instructor)

Beginning beekeeping is a community education class that introduces students to the honeybee and its environment. This is a 12-month class that meets once a month. e-Badge earners will learn about best beekeeping practices based on colony habits, the hive designs and the importance of queens and the flowers in the area. This is a mix of lecture and hands-on activities focused around your beehive. To earn this proficiency, e-Badge earners must enroll and participate in the class and demonstrate their knowledge by participating in a 10-question quiz for the proficiency area; a grade of 80 percent or better demonstrates successful completion.

Questions about this e-Badge? Contact Judy Weston, Extended Learning Services community education director, 308-398-7445 or jweston@cccneb.edu

Course – HIST 2020 (Linda Wilke Heil, Instructor)

All students enrolled in the HIST 2020 American history II class taught by Linda Wilke Heil will have the opportunity to earn this e-Badge proficiency as part of the course. For this proficiency, e-badge earners will study various ways to communicate the lessons of the American Dust Bowl. A grade of at least 80 percent will show successful demonstration of this proficiency. 

Questions about this proficiency? Contact Linda Wilke Heil,, instructor, 308-398-7489 or lwilke@cccneb.edu

COURSE - HMRM 1100 (Rhonda O’Brien, Instructor)

This proficiency can be earned in the HMRM 1100 sustainability in hospitality class as part of the zero waste kitchen applications assignment in week 13.  

Proficiency assignment: Research how to write an article or press release and prepare one about an approved aspect your findings. Upon approval from HMRM faculty and CCC’s Public Relations Office, send the press release to a newspaper or magazine for publication in order to educate the public.

Questions about this proficiency? Contact Rhonda O’Brien, instructor, 402-461-2572 or rhondaobrien@cccneb.edu

Course – SPCH 1110 (Brent Adrian, Instructor)

The SPCH 1100 public speaking class taught by Brent Adrian is an environmental sustainability-themed course. Successfully completing the course with a “B” or above demonstrates completion of this proficiency, if the following items have been completed during the course:

  1. Researching, documenting and organizing the three major environmental sustainability-themed speeches.
  2. Delivering all three major speeches before an audience.
  3. Engaging in peer speech evaluations over environmental sustainability-based topics.

Questions about this proficiency? Contact Brent Adrian, instructor, 308-398-7313 or badrian@cccneb.edu

Events/Projects 

  • Volunteer in the CCC Hastings culinary and/or Pawnee garden
  • Volunteer in the CCC Grand Island pollinator and/or community garden
  • Present a project at CCC's Earth Month 
Options for All Eight Proficiencies (full e-Badge) in One Setting

Leadership in Environmental Stewardship: Communication & Education

Earning this e-Badge means successfully completing one learning option in each of the eight proficiency areas. Successfully completing any ONE of the options below will earn you the full e-Badge (all eight proficiencies).

College Experience

e-Badge earners can earn this proficiency by becoming one of the college’s environmental sustainability interns or participating in a volunteer experience with the CCC Environmental Sustainability Office. 

Questions about this proficiency? Contact Benjamin Newton, environmental sustainability director, 308-398-7962 or benjaminnewton@cccneb.edu

Community Education (Brian Nilson, Instructor)

Beginning beekeeping is a community education class that introduces students to the honeybee and its environment. This is a 12-month class that meets once a month. e-Badge earners will learn about best beekeeping practices based on colony habits, the hive designs and the importance of queens and the flowers in the area. This is a mix of lecture and hands-on activities focused around your beehive. To earn this proficiency, e-Badge earners must enroll and participate in the class and demonstrate their knowledge by participating in a 10-question quiz for the proficiency area; a grade of 80 percent or better demonstrates successful completion.

Questions about this e-Badge? Contact Judy Weston, Extended Learning Services community education director, 308-398-7445 or jweston@cccneb.edu

Course - HIST 2020 (Linda Wilke Heil, Instructor)

All students enrolled in the HIST 2020 American history II class taught by Linda Wilke Heil will have the opportunity to earn this e-Badge proficiency as part of the course. For this proficiency, e-badge earners will study various ways to communicate the lessons of the American Dust Bowl. A grade of at least 80 percent will show successful demonstration of this proficiency. 

Questions about this proficiency? Contact Linda Wilke Heil,, instructor, 308-398-7489 or lwilke@cccneb.edu

Course – SPCH 1110 (Brent Adrian, Instructor)

The SPCH 1100 public speaking class taught by Brent Adrian is an environmental sustainability-themed course. Successfully completing the course with a “B” or above demonstrates completion of this proficiency, if the following items have been completed during the course:

  • Researching, documenting and organizing the three major environmental sustainability-themed speeches.
  • Delivering all three major speeches before an audience.
  • Engaging in peer speech evaluations over environmental sustainability-based topics.

Questions about this proficiency? Contact Brent Adrian, instructor, 308-398-7313 or badrian@cccneb.edu

Events/Projects

  • Present at the Nebraska State Fair's Sustainability Pavilion
  • Present a project at CCC's America Recycles Day (Columbus only)
  • Present a project at CCC's Earth Month
  • Become an intern in our office

 

Contact:

Benjamin Newton
Environmental Sustainability Director
benjaminnewton@cccneb.edu
308-398-7962