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-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jermaine Baylark
Sustainability Student Assistant
Facilities Planning & Management
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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 (optional):

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/


The website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

Cal Poly Pomona Sustainability's Student Assistants write and publish quarterly newsletters summarizing sustainability projects and issues on campus each academic quarter.


The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
Does the institution have social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, interactive blogs) that focus specifically on campus sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of the social media platforms that focus on sustainability:

The Student Assistants in CPP Sustainability have created a Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram page for the department. The posts include Monday Motivation, Water Wednesday, and Friday Fun Fact. All three post types focus on sustainability and conservation practices that students can practice at school and at home.


The website URL of the primary social media platform focused on sustainability:
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?:
Yes

A brief description of the regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:

CPP's student newspaper The Poly Post covers various sustainable projects and events on the campus. An example of this is the coverage of the sustainability themed fashion show that showcased outfits made from recycled material.


The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:
Does the institution produce 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".


The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
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. The Collins College of Hospitality Management as well as the Bronco Recreational and Intramural Center has also received LEED certification.


The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
Does the institution have signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
Yes

A brief description of the 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.


The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed?:
Yes

A brief description of the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:

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


The website URL for the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:
Does the institution produce 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.


The website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
Does the institution produce a guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation?:
Yes

A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable 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.


The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation:
Does the institution produce navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians (e.g. covering routes, inter-modal connections, policies, services, and safety)? :
Yes

A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:

CPP Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) offers navigational tips for students who bike or just walk to get from place to place on campus. PTS also offers hazards for bicyclists to look out for when they're navigating around campus.


The website URL for navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or 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.


The website URL for the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
Does the institution produce other sustainability outreach materials or publications not covered above?:
Yes

A brief description of these materials or publications:

CPP Sustainability has its own website that is constantly updated with new sustainable projects on campus such as the Bronco Energy Competition.


The website URL for these materials or publications:
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