Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.65
Liaison Jennifer Sanchez
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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California State University, Bakersfield
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jennifer Sanchez
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of the President
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Are the following students provided an opportunity to participate in orientation activities and programming that prominently include sustainability? :
Yes or No
First-year students Yes
Transfer students Yes
Entering graduate students Yes

Percentage of all entering (i.e. new) students (including transfers and graduate students) that are provided an opportunity to participate in orientation activities and programming that prominently include sustainability (0-100):

A brief description of how sustainability is included prominently in new student orientation (including how multiple dimensions of sustainability are addressed):

CSU Bakersfield's annual open house, Celebrate CSUB, is held during mandatory student orientation and is also open to the students' families and to the entire community. In addition to the sustainability tips and guidelines given to students at orientation, the guidelines and tips are dispersed to all attendees.
On this date, which is also held the week of Earth Day, the university prominently displays environmental sustainability at multiple campus booths, including a commuter/alternative transportation booth, a bicycle-share booth, ASI's sustainability booth, the university edible garden booth, the food pantry booth, Students for Sustainability booth, Geology students booth, and more.
Celebrate CSUB also includes some type of sustainability activity prominently displayed. Previous activities have included a bicycle blender that makes fruit smoothies, a meal demonstration using locally grown organic vegetables, a city-planning walk-through survey/charrette, an interactive garden planter building activity taking up an entire main lawn, and a hydroponics system demonstration. Prior to the state-wide plastic bag ban, the event was frequented by the "bag monster", made up of 500 plastic bags (the average amount of plastic bags used per consumer, annually).

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