Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 62.57
Liaison Kylee Singh
Submission Date Feb. 16, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

California Polytechnic State University
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Kylee Singh
Sustainability Coordinator
Energy Utilities and Sustainability
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
San Luis Obispo Citywide Transportation Partnership

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus?:
The partnership supports at least one, but not all three, dimensions of sustainability

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above:

The city bus, SLO Transit, serves campus directly. Since 1985, Cal Poly has financially supported the city bus system, allowing students, staff, and faculty to ride the bus at no cost to the rider. Funding comes from parking citation revenue, not from state general funds, nor from student tuition or fees.

https://afd.calpoly.edu/parking/commute/bus_services


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
Pacific Gas and Electric (PGE) Workforce Training Program

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
The partnership supports at least one, but not all three, dimensions of sustainability

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (2nd partnership) (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Not Sure

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (2nd partnership):

Designed to educate students on nuclear and carbon-neutral renewable energy systems, the educational program takes advantage of the proximity of Diablo Canyon Power Plant for class tours, projects and paid internships. “As we continue our focus on safe operations through 2025 and the decades-long decommissioning period ahead, we will need new employees with new skills,” said PG&E VP of Generation and Chief Nuclear Officer Ed Halpin. Cal Poly’s program will focus on nuclear and carbon-neutral renewable energy systems. The program will adapt and enhance online courses from Texas A&M University – which houses the nation’s largest nuclear engineering department – and later will fund a dedicated tenure-track faculty position and specific laboratory equipment.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
Project Solar

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (3rd partnership):
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (3rd partnership) (Yes, No, or Unknown):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (3rd partnership):

Project Solar partners with GRID Alternatives, a nonprofit that installs solar electric systems for low-income families on the central coast. In exchange for volunteer time from Cal Poly students GRID Alternatives provides students with safety trainings and hands on learning for solar rooftop installations.
http://www.gridalternatives.org/centralcoast


A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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