Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.65
Liaison Jennifer Sanchez
Submission Date March 2, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

California State University, Bakersfield
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Evelyn Young Spath, Ed.D.
Chief of Staff to the President
Office of the President
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Strategic Energy Innovations-Energize Colleges

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus?:
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above:

https://www.energizecolleges.org/

Energize Colleges supports a network of 12 California colleges and universities to prepare leaders in the new energy economy. The goal of this program is to develop students’ knowledge, skills, and experience to effectively evaluate energy career options and transition into the green workforce.

CSUB is in its first three-year cycle with the Energize Colleges program. Energize Colleges provides internships for up to 10 students per year to work on energy-related projects, allowing to explore energy careers in 8 career pathways. The interns are managed by a Climate Corp Fellow who is a recent college graduate. Interns conduct research with university faculty, conduct energy audits and prepare energy reports with facilities management, and work with high school instructors on sustainability initiatives to introduce high school students to energy career pathways.
8 Career Pathways

Energy Engineering
Environmental Controls Technology
Solar
Installation & Maintenance
Energy Auditing
Energy Storage
Energy & Environmental Management
Building Construction & Architecture​


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
Climate Corps

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (2nd partnership) (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (2nd partnership):

Climate Corp. is Strategic Energy Inovation's Fellows program for recent college graduates. CSUB's MOU is for a three-year commitment to Climate Corp. with Strategic Energy Innovations/Energize Colleges. https://www.climate-corps.org/

Climate Corps is a 10-month fellowship program that provides professional development opportunities for emerging climate protection leaders through implementation of climate change resiliency projects with local governments, non-profits and for-profit businesses.

Climate Corps provides qualified, motivated, and committed individuals who learn important professional skills while working on climate resiliency projects. Fellows to grow as climate protection professionals by working alongside program partners to implement projects that:
Provide an opportunity to develop the professional skills needed to be a strong professional in the field.
Improve climate change resiliency by implementing assessment, education, mitigation and adaptation projects.
Measure, track, and report outcomes to program partners.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
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Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (3rd partnership):
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Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (3rd partnership) (Yes, No, or Unknown):
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A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (3rd partnership):
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A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:

CSUB is a key partner with Golden Empire Transit (GET) District to increase public transportation ridership and decrease single occupant vehicle travel and related vehicle emissions. A new CSUB Transit Center is a core part of the Metropolitan Long-Range Transit Plan. Construction will be completed this calendar year from a $1.2 million federal CMAQ grant and $350,000 in GET funding. See Appendix B-1 at https://www.getbus.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/long-range-plan-final-report_2.pdf.
CSUB provides public transit passes to faculty, staff, and students for half the regular transit fare.

Kern Food Policy Council - CSUB administrators, faculty, and sustainability students serve on the council and partner with member agencies to alleviate food hardship in the community. Collaborated to develop Kern County's first food systems assessment. http://asi.ucdavis.edu/programs/sarep/publications/food-and-society/1142385_KCFSA_report_full.pdf

Bike Bakersfield - CSUB's partnership with Bike Bakersfield helped establish Runner Ride, our bike share program, promoting active transportation and reducing single occupant vehicle travel and relation vehicle emissions. https://www.csub.edu/reccenter/runner%20ride/ (Bike Bakersfield directors pictured in red shirts).


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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