Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.78
Liaison Monika Kamboures
Submission Date April 10, 2014
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STARS v1.2

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
ER-4: Sustainability Outreach and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Deborah Scheider
Project Coordinator
Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies
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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 that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts:

Cal Poly Pomona has an institution-level website which explains CPP's Climate Commitment, provides electronic copies of the Climate Action Plan, provides a summary and e-copies of GHG Inventories, gives contacts and information about the Climate Task Force, has various links to external resources and organizations, and has other news about sustainabiliity efforts.
The California State University also has a Sustainability website which features sustainability news and efforts across all of the CalState campuses. It also serves to explain and highlight the sustainability guidelines and requirements to which all CalState campuses must adhere.
http://www.calstate.edu/cpdc/sustainability/


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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

Cal Poly Pomona's PowerSave Green Campus publishes the Green Pastures newsletter. Written each month by interns, topics include sustainability themes and issues.


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Does the institution have 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:

Cal Poly Pomona Office of Research sponsors an annual Student Research symposium which prominently includes sustainability research in a variety of disciplines. In addition, all master's theses are catalogued and placed in the University Library which is searchable by keywords, such as "sustainability".


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Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
Yes

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

At the Lyle Center all rooms and classrooms have signage explaining how to use passive heating and cooling features. Waterless urinals are prominently marked throughout campus. Bronco Student Center has signage promoting watering stations to refill water bottles.


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Does the institution have food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
Yes

A brief description of food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:

Foundation Dining Services has a brochure highlighting how the food service program is good for the earth, good for California, and good for health.


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Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed?:
Yes

A brief description of signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed:

Signs around campus indicate that our fields and pastures are watered with reclaimed water to preserve our most valuable resource.


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Does the institution have a sustainability walking map or tour?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

The Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies provides a 9-station walking tour that describes regenerative and sustainable strategies throughout it's 16 acre site. Self guided tour pamphlets are available from the main office or in an outdoor dropbox for weekend visitors. The Center also has a virtual tour online for people unable to visit.


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Does the institution have a guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation?:
Yes

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

Cal Poly Pomona's Parking and Transportation office has a website that outlines for students and staff alternative methods of transportation. If it's riding a bus or train or participating in one of several ride sharing programs, students can located the information they seek by viewing this web site. Students, staff and faculty can also learn about biking and walking as a means of transportation.


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Does the institution have a guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
Yes

A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

The University Housing Services (UHS) Green Commitment:
Support Cal Poly Pomona’s Climate Commitment.

Promote sustainable practices in the residential communities and within the UHS department.

Build awareness among residents and staff through the development, creation and implementation of educational programs for residents and staff.

To partner with the campus community in achieving these goals.


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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

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (1st material):
Yes

A brief description of this material:

PowerSave Green Campus produces a quarterly publication reporting sustainability courses available.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (2nd material):
Yes

A brief description of this material:

Cal Poly Pomona publishes PolyTrends quarterly and regularly features stories related to the climate commitment and campus sustainability efforts. These stories are denoted with a specially designed icon to highlight their connectedness to the university's core value of environmental sustainability.


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