Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.23
Liaison Roxane Beigel-Coryell
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

California State University, Channel Islands
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 3.00 Roxane Beigel-Coryell
Sustainability & Energy Manager
Facilities Services
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Is the institution currently a member of a national or international higher education sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):

CSU Channel Islands is a member of AASHE and a member of Second Nature's Climate Leadership Network. Additionally, the campus 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.


Does the institution actively participate in a regional, state/provincial, or local higher education sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):

CSU Channel Islands collaborates regularly with the 22 other campuses in the California State University (CSU) system to share successes, challenges, best practices, and other resources to advance sustainability on campus. The Energy Managers and Sustainability Managers for each of the 23 CSU institutions coordinate monthly calls, quarterly meetings, and manage email groups to facilitate ongoing communication and collaboration.

CSUCI also participates in the regional energy managers network and Waste Free Ventura County.


Has the institution presented at a higher education sustainability conference during the previous year?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):

2018 California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC)

CSU Channel Islands's Sustainability and Operations Analyst, Coleen Halloran Barsley, was a co-presenter of "Recycled Water & Sustainable Landscapes Leading to Greener Campuses" at the 2018 California Higher Education Sustainability Conference. The presentation focused on water conservation strategies, sustainable landscape design, and innovative opportunities for recycled water use. She also co-presented a session on "Sustainable Landscapes with Fog Water Collectors, Permaculture Gardens, and Trees!" This session shared information about how students and
staff at CSU Channel Islands and Santa Barbara City College have established a permaculture garden to reduce water use on campus and highlight sustainable landscape techniques. The fog collectors and permaculture gardens become the central focus with all the programs linking academics with hands on experience.

Also at CHESC in 2018, CSUCI's Provost, Geoff Chase, was a co-speaker for a panel entitled "Scaling Up Sustainability in Higher Education Through Accreditation." In this interactive session, participants explored how accreditation processes may be vehicles for supporting sustainability initiatives throughout campus. Participants constructed models for integrating accreditation with sustainability goals, and using accreditation to extend the capacity for colleges and universities to better prepare students to understand and address sustainability challenges.

The program for the conference is available at: http://chesc.org/wp-content/uploads/CHESCprogramFull_FINAL_WEB3_NObleed.pdf


Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to an external higher education sustainability resource center or awards program?:
No

A list or brief description of the sustainability resource center or awards program and submission(s):
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Has the institution had employees or students serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):

In early 2019, CSU Channel Islands hosted the quarterly Energy Managers meeting for the sustainability and energy managers network within the California State University system. CSUCI planned and hosted the networking meeting where energy managers from throughout the state converged to discuss energy and sustainability best practices and updates.


Does the institution have an ongoing mentoring relationship with another institution through which it assists the institution with its sustainability reporting and/or the development of its sustainability program?:
Yes

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:

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. Energy managers and other facilities managers meet regularly with their counterparts from other CSU campuses to discuss issues related to sustainability.


Has the institution had employees or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:
No

A brief description of the peer review activities:
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A brief description of other inter-campus collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year :
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Website URL where information about the institution’s inter-campus collaborations is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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