Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.45
Liaison Monika Kamboures
Submission Date May 30, 2017
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STARS v2.1

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
EN-3: Student Life

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jomel Bautista
Sustainability Student Assistant
Facilities Planning & Management
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Does the institution have one or more active student groups focused on sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of active student groups focused on sustainability:

The PoweSave Campus Program at Cal Poly Pomona works to reduce energy use on campus through a student-led campaign directed at other students, faculty, staff and the surrounding community. It focuses both on education and on specific projects on campus to change behaviors and "to demonstrate how energy and sustainability are integral to our society."

The Green Team is a student club that aims to infuse environmental awareness around campus and advocate for a more environmentally friendly Cal Poly Pomona. They hold events regularly, such as film viewings, Earth Week programming, guest speaker forums, and community dinners.
http://cppthegreenteam.weebly.com/


The website URL where information about the student groups is available (optional):
Does the institution have gardens, farms, community supported agriculture (CSA) or fishery programs, and/or urban agriculture projects where students are able to gain experience in organic agriculture and sustainable food systems?:
Yes

A brief description of the gardens, farms, community supported agriculture (CSA) or fishery programs, and/or urban agriculture projects:

All of the Lyle Center's gardens are fully organic, meaning that chemical pesticides and fertilizers are not used. The successful organic gardens work with natural processes to enhance the soil and control pests, two activities commonly managed with chemicals in modern agricultural operations.

In addition, the Collins College of Hospitality Management and the College of Agriculture have an interdepartmental garden which provides both food to the student-run Kellogg Restaurant and hands-on experience to students in designing and working in local sustainable farming.

http://polycentric.csupomona.edu/2009/04/culinary_garden_springs_to_life_offers_menu_inspiration/#.U0W0Z6hSZKY


The website URL where information about the gardens, farms or agriculture projects is available (optional):
Does the institution have student-run enterprises that include sustainability as part of their mission statements or stated purposes (e.g. cafés through which students gain sustainable business skills)?:
Yes

A brief description of the student-run enterprises:

The Cal Poly Pomona Bicycle Repair Shop

The Cal Poly Pomona Cycling Club operates a FREE bicycle repair shop on campus. THE SHOP, which it is commonly known as by students, is located in Campus Marketplace (Building 97). THE SHOP hours vary each quarter and is entirely managed and operated by students for the general campus.


The website URL where information about the student-run enterprises is available (optional):
Does the institution have sustainable investment funds, green revolving funds or sustainable microfinance initiatives through which students can develop socially, environmentally and fiscally responsible investment and financial skills?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainable investment funds, green revolving funds or sustainable microfinance initiatives:

The Green Initiative Fund seeks to enable and empower Cal Poly Pomona students to take an active leadership role in making sustainable practices that would encourage environmental awareness and increase sustainability on campus. These projects must be involved with an Associated Students, Inc. affiliated student organization on campus.


The website URL where information about the sustainable investment funds, green revolving funds or sustainable microfinance initiatives is available (optional):
Does the institution have conferences, speaker series, symposia or similar events related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience?:
Yes

A brief description of the conferences, speaker series, symposia or similar events related to sustainability:

Cal Poly Pomona has hosted Earth Day festivities for many years, and expanded to a full Earth Week in recent years. The campus has brought in many notable speakers to present all aspects of sustainability, including climate change, the economy, and social equity.

Other events include (but not limited to):
Student Research Symposium features student research surrounding issues of sustainability (http://www.cpp.edu/~cppsrc/index.shtml)

The campus has brought in many notable speakers to present all aspects of sustainability, including climate change, the economy, and social equity via the Kellogg Distinguished Speaker Series. (https://www.cpp.edu/~kellogglectures/past-speakers/index.shtml)

Ahimsa Center regularly host events and speakers (http://www.cpp.edu/~ahimsacenter/conference/conference_12.shtml)


The website URL where information about the conferences, speaker series, symposia or similar events related to sustainability is available (optional):
Does the institution have cultural arts events, installations or performances related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience?:
No

A brief description of the cultural arts events, installations or performances related to sustainability:

N/A


The website URL where information about the cultural arts events, installations or performances is available (optional):
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Does the institution have wilderness or outdoors programs (e.g. that organize hiking, backpacking, kayaking, or other outings for students) that follow Leave No Trace principles?:
Yes

A brief description of the wilderness or outdoors programs that follow Leave No Trace principles:

Cal Poly Pomona Associated Students, Inc. Campus Recreation provides its student population with Outdoor Programs. The institution focuses on outdoor education and rewarding experiences by offering a wide array of adventures including local trips to places like Joshua Tree National Park and the High Sierras.


The website URL where information about the wilderness or outdoors programs is available (optional):
Does the institution have sustainability-related themes chosen for themed semesters, years, or first-year experiences (e.g. choosing a sustainability-related book for common reading)?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability-related themes chosen for themed semesters, years, or first-year experiences:

Kyle D. Brown, director of the Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies and professor of landscape architecture, heads the campus' Sustainability Task Force. The focus has turned the focus towards issues regarding environmental sustainability that will look into topics such as transportation and vehicle emissions, water consumption, food production, waste and recycling, and community service.


The website URL where information about the sustainability-related themes is available (optional):
Does the institution have programs through which students can learn sustainable life skills?:
Yes

A brief description of the programs through which students can learn sustainable life skills:

There is a model room in University Housing Services furnished with sustainable products and features for prospective students to see.


The website URL where information about the sustainable life skills programs is available (optional):
Does the institution offer sustainability-focused student employment opportunities?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability-focused student employment opportunities offered by the institution:

Student sustainability technical assistants are hired to support the growing efforts and digital presence of on-campus sustainability. Students work under the campus' sustainability coordinator. Some tasks include managing the Bronco Energy Competition, posting content to sustainability focused social media platforms, and compiling sustainability course guides.


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Does the institution have graduation pledges through which students pledge to consider social and environmental responsibility in future job and other decisions?:
No

A brief description of the graduation pledges:

N/A


The website URL where information about the graduation pledges is available (optional):
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Does the institution have other co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives?:
Yes

A brief description of the other co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives:

The Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies has independent research or readings proposed by the student in consultation with and with approval of a faculty member who will supervise the work.


The website URL where information about other co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives is available (optional):
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Estimated percentage of students (full-time and part-time) that participate annually in sustainability-focused co-curricular education and outreach programs (0-100):
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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