Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 62.57
Liaison Kylee Singh
Submission Date Feb. 16, 2017
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STARS v2.1

California Polytechnic State University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Kylee Singh
Sustainability Coordinator
Energy Utilities and Sustainability
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:
Yes

The charter or mission statement of the committee(s) or a brief description of each committee's purview and activities:

The primary function of the Sustainability Advisory Committee is to review and recommend measures related to University sustainability policies and practices dealing with natural resource utilization, land use, and physical projects. The committee is advisory and reports to the vice president of Administration & Finance.

The Academic Senate Sustainability Committee informs and supports the activities of other campus groups and committees whose scope encompasses environmental responsibility. This committee makes recommendations to the Academic Senate to foster development and implementation of the Talloires Declaration action plan, including integration of sustainability into University curriculum and programs.


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role (e.g. staff, student, or faculty):

Academic Senate Sustainbility Committee
Bennett, Penny CLA/AssocDean Admin
Borin, Norm Marketing OCOB
Braun, David (CH) ElecEngr CENG
Chiu, Yiwen NRES CAFES
Day, Kenneth Student ASI
Elliot, Dennis
FacSvcs
Admin

Fernsler, Jonathan Physics CSM
Hawkins, Julie FacPlang Admin
Pompeii, Brain SocSci CLA
Nelson, Yarrow C&E Engr CENG
Reich, Jonathan Arch CAED
Thomas, Shelby Student ASI
Tool, Katie AcadProg Admin
Vestermark, Jesse Library PCS


Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:
Yes

A brief description of each sustainability office:

The Facilities Energy, Utilities, and Sustainability (E,U&S) organization is dedicated to responsible management of the natural resources needed to assure the continued efficient operations of the Cal Poly campus. Electricity, natural gas, water, and various other resources are critical to operating a successful university; Cal Poly is an award winning leader in sustainability because we manage those resources using sustainability as a driving force in campus planning and operations. While the E,U&S team is housed out of Facilities, the staff participate regularly in ongoing conversation around sustainability academics, engagement and planning. The E,U&S team also maintains the campus sustainability.calpoly.edu website, newsletter, and social media.


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
3

Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
Yes

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Dennis Elliot, Director Energy, Utilities, and Sustainability

Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution (e.g. a campus-wide committee or an officer/office responsible for the entire campus)?:
Yes

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the institution-wide coordinating body or officer during the previous three years:

Just after Earth Day 2016, Cal Poly convened a campus wide Sustainability Charrette to shape Cal Poly’s role in Sustainability and Climate Change. With President Armstrong, Provost Enz-Finken, and Vice President Vizcaino-Villa in attendance, the all-day event brought together over 100 faculty, staff, students, administrators, industry partners, and community leaders. The Charrette brainstormed ideas to further infuse sustainability and climate change into curriculum, research, and student experience, resulting in a number of proposed initiatives that build on Cal Poly’s strengths and ongoing efforts.


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