Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.16
Liaison Kylee Singh
Submission Date Sept. 19, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

California Polytechnic State University
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Kylee Singh
Sustainability Coordinator
Energy Utilities and Sustainability
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Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):

The Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)

Second Nature's Climate Leadership Network (formerly the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment or ACUPCC)

United States Green Building Council (USGBC)

Post Landfill Action Network


Is the institution an active member of a regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):

California State University - Sustainability Officers Affinity Group

Central Coast Climate Collaborative

UC/CSU/IOU Energy Efficiency Partnership

CSU Energy Managers Affinity Group

CSU Waste Management Working Group

CSU STARS Working Group


Has the institution presented at a sustainability conference during the previous year? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):

CA Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC)
"Innovative Staffing: Turning Waste into Abundance"
"Cp Thrift: Providing a Convenient, Sustainable Option for Students"
"Gold Tree Solar Farm – Innovatively Advancing the Academic Mission"

This Way to Sustainability Conference at CSU Chico
"Cal Poly SLO Green Campus: What We Do"


Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the awards program(s) and submission(s):

Every year Facilities Management and Development- Energy, Utilities, and Sustainability staff submit case studies to the CHESC Best Practice awards program.
Award applications from 2019 include:
"Innovative Staffing: Turning Waste into Abundance"
"Cp Thrift: Providing a Convenient, Sustainable Option for Students"
"Gold Tree Solar Farm – Innovatively Advancing the Academic Mission"


Has the institution had staff, students or faculty serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):

Sustainability staff at Cal Poly serve as reviewers for a variety of conferences. Most recently the Sustainability Coordinator served on the awards review committee for the Sustainable Food and Dining category for the CA Sustainability in Higher Ed conference (CHESC) and on the Sustainability Champions award committee for the CSU Facilities Management Conference.


Does the institution have an ongoing mentoring relationship with another institution through which it assists the institution with its sustainability reporting and/or the development of its sustainability program?:
No

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:
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Has the institution had staff, faculty, or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data (e.g. GHG emissions or course inventory) and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:
Yes

A brief description of the peer review activities:

Humboldt State University is reviewing this STARS report for accuracy prior to submission and we will in turn review theirs in early 2020.


Has the institution participated in other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year, e.g. joint planning or resource sharing with other institutions? :
Yes

A brief description of other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year:

Cal Poly SLO sustainability staff have been participating in the development of reporting requirements for the California State University (CSU) Sustainability Policy, a system wide policy that all 23 campuses are required to complete.


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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