Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.72
Liaison Roxane Beigel-Coryell
Submission Date March 3, 2023

STARS v2.2

California State University, Channel Islands
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Roxane Beigel-Coryell
Sustainability & Energy Manager
Facilities Services
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts?:

Website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter or social media platform that focuses specifically on campus sustainability?:

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter or social media platform:
CI publishes annual Sustainability Reports. These reports highlight the different sustainability efforts the campus has done during the reporting period, as well as updates on campus utility usage and sustainability tips. The university also has a sustainability focused Instagram account @sustainabilityatcsuci. The account promotes campus sustainability initiatives, sustainability tips, and general information about sustainability.

Sustainability reports are available at:

Sustainability Instagram Account: https://www.instagram.com/sustainabilityatcsuci/

Does the institution have signage that highlights sustainability features on campus?:

A brief description of the signage that highlights sustainability features on campus:
CSUCI has two GreenScreens installed on campus. The GreenScreens allow sustainability topics to be communicated to CI students, staff, faculty and visitors. The GreenScreens are updated regularly, promoting sustainability efforts, green building features, sustainability projects, sustainability tips, and general awareness to the CI community.

The campus also features pollinator habitat signage in some of the pollinator beds on campus. The signage brings awareness to the habitat and the benefits of pollinators.

Does the institution provide a sustainability walking map or tour?:

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:
The Facilities Services Sustainability Office offers sustainability walking tours several times per year and upon request. The tour highlights green building practices, sustainable landscaping strategies, renewable energy, alternative transportation, basic needs resources, waste management tips, and more.

The campus has an interactive map that features locations of the Hydration Stations, electric vehicle charging, and campus gardens to make sure the community knows where these features are located. Additionally, CI students created a sustainability story map highlighting sustainability across campus. The story map can be viewed here: https://csucigis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=392b06c0fcce43fb9afbe654297aa3ba

Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:

A brief description of the guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
CSUCI has produced several outreach materials to communicate green living tips. The primary publication is "The Sustainability Handbook: Your how-to guide for living (and working) with a low environmental footprint" that highlights specific tips and practices for sustainable living. We have also produced a bookmark that communicates "how to practice sustainability every day" and a rack card that features sustainable swaps for common items, such as utensils, razors, produce bags, menstrual cups, etc.

Additionally, residents have been provided with a pamphlet about the importance of composting food waste and information on how to properly sort their waste on campus.

Sustainability Handbook pamphlet link: https://bit.ly/41nXveU
Res Hall Food Waste pamphlet link: https://bit.ly/3SmUsQ1

A brief description of other comprehensive sustainability outreach materials and publications not covered above:
Sustainability is often featured in other campus newsletters and newspapers.

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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