Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Dasha Ostrova
Submission Date March 2, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

California College of the Arts
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Jennifer Juras
Director of Institutional Research
Office of Institutional Planning
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts?:
Yes

A brief description of the central sustainability website (optional):

We have 2 websites:
1. The first website provides current information about the following areas of sustainability at CCA: Education, Student Projects, Buildings/Grounds, Transportation, Resources, and News.
https://www.cca.edu/about/sustainability

2. The second website provides information about how CCA is striving for sustainability in design, construction, and operations for its upcoming new campus (still in design phase).
CCA has goals that include:
- water and energy generation, usage, and conservation
- healthy air quality
- environmentally safe artmaking materials and practices

With the new campus, CCA plans to expand its sustainability curriculum to involve all 34 programs. The campus itself will serve as a laboratory for sustainable practice, where makers can experiment and innovate. Learning will happen everywhere and will be visible to all. https://www.cca.edu/new-campus/sustainability


The website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

We incorporate sustainability heavily in our newsletters but do not have a specific sustainability newsletter.

- CCA Communications email newsletter: incorporates sustainability news very often.

- We have a News Section of the Sustainability page:https://sites.google.com/a/cca.edu/sustainability/

It includes sustainability-related news for students, faculty/staff, alumni, and the CCA campus and also provides updates on partnerships and events.

- Glance often features sustainability news. Our most recent issue of Glance focuses on CCA's campus planning.
Overview: We are excited by our work to date with Studio Gang, the award-winning architecture firm selected to design the new expanded San Francisco campus. Together, we are envisioning a new kind of college experience, built and operated as a model of sustainable practice--where facilities and landscapes create a living, learning, laboratory for makers across disciplines to come together in new, unexpected, and fruitful ways.


The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
Does the institution have social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, interactive blogs) that focus specifically on campus sustainability?:
No

A brief description of the social media platforms that focus on sustainability:

Our Facebook and Twitter feeds often features sustainability news, but they are not solely about sustainability.


The website URL of the primary social media platform focused on sustainability:
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Does the institution have regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat?:
No

A brief description of the regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:

N/A - CCA has a literary magazine but no student newspaper.


The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:
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Does the institution produce a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:

Student projects are published on the CCA Sustainability webpage:

Student Projects: https://www.cca.edu/about/sustainability/projects

News: https://sites.google.com/a/cca.edu/sustainability/


The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
Yes

A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :

We have signage (including pictures) of the materials that may be put in recycling, compost, and waste.


The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
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Does the institution have signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
No

A brief description of the signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
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The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
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Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed?:
No

A brief description of the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:
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The website URL for the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:
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Does the institution produce a sustainability walking map or tour?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

During orientation, we have a student tour of the Re-Use center and we visit other organizations that students can access for project materials (community materials reuse centers).


The website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
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Does the institution produce a guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation?:
Yes

A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation:

CCA's Portal provides information on how to use sustainable transportation to get to CCA:
https://portal.cca.edu/campus/transportation/

The Transportation section of CCA's Sustainability page describes the ways that CCA encourages sustainable transportation:
https://www.cca.edu/about/sustainability/transportation


The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation:
Does the institution produce navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians (e.g. covering routes, inter-modal connections, policies, services, and safety)? :
Yes

A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:

The CCA Portal provides information about taking bikes on all forms of public transportation, upcoming workshops on bike repair and bike safety, bike routes, and bike share services. There is also a video by a student documenting CCA's Bike Culture.


The website URL for navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
No

A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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The website URL for the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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Does the institution produce other sustainability outreach materials or publications not covered above?:
No

A brief description of these materials or publications:
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The website URL for these materials or publications:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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