Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 60.61
Liaison Roxane Beigel-Coryell
Submission Date June 30, 2011
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STARS v1.0

California State University, Channel Islands
PAE-20: Inter-Campus Collaboration on Sustainability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 John H. Gormley
Director, Planning Design and Construction
Operations, Planning, and Construction
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Does the institution collaborate with other colleges and universities to support and help build the campus sustainability community?:

A brief summary of papers, guides, presentations, and other resources the institution has developed to share their sustainability experience with other institutions:

During the summer of 2010, CSU Channel Islands prepared an information packet to share with other CSU campuses interested in understanding our "lessons learned" for the STARS Program, including organizational charts, database templates, and contact email examples used in receiving STARS information from various departments on campus. This was shared with Cal Poly Pomona for their use. Additionally, CSU Channel Islands initiated a monthly conference call with other CSU campuses. These discussions included other topics such as greenhouse gas inventory/reduction plan procedures, Innovation credit ideas, and overall STARS progress.

The names of local, state, regional, national, and other campus sustainability organizations or consortia in which the institution participates and/or is a member:

CSU Channel Islands is a member of the Talloires Network, an international association of institutions committed to strengthening the civic roles and social responsibilities of higher education. Two goals of the Talloires Network that relate to sustainability are to foster partnerships between institutions of higher education to increase the relevance of higher education, and facilitate the creation of regional networks of universities dedicated to civic engagement and sustainability.

The following institutions (with the exception of the Chancellor’s Office) are Sustainability Tracking Assessment & Rating System charter participants who are involved in the monthly sustainability conference calls with CSU Channel Islands:

Cal Poly Pomona
California State University, Chico
California State University, Fullerton
California State University, Monterey Bay
California State University Office of the Chancellor
San Diego State University

A brief summary of additional ways the institution collaborates with other campuses to advance sustainability :

CSU Channel Islands has presented white papers and participated in several conferences related to campus sustainability issues, including the annual California Higher Education Sustainability Conference, a jointly organized conference by the University of California, California State University, California Community College systems and other independent/private colleges/universities in state to promote sustainable practices in higher education within the state. We have also participated at the Smart & Sustainable Campuses Conference at the University of Maryland, which has allowed us to hear what other institutions across North America are doing to promote sustainable practices and initiatives.

The website URL where information about cross-campus collaboration is available:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.