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Liaison Cheri Chastain
Submission Date Nov. 19, 2013
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

California State University, Chico
PAE-2: Strategic Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Fletcher Alexander
Sustainability Programs Manager
Institute for Sustainable Development
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Year the strategic plan or equivalent was completed or adopted:
2006

Does the institution's strategic plan or equivalent guiding document include the environmental dimensions of sustainability at a high level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the strategic plan or amendment addresses the environmental dimensions of sustainability:

CSU, Chico Strategic Plan
Strategic Priority #6:

Believing that each generation owes something to those which follow, we will create
environmentally literate citizens, who embrace sustainability as a way of living. We
will be wise stewards of scarce resources and, in seeking to develop the whole person,
be aware that our individual and collective actions have economic, social, and
environmental consequences locally, regionally, and globally.

A hallmark of Chico State is the beautiful and inviting physical environment of our
campus. We will become an environmentally engaged university, seeking to elevate our
collective consciousness about the environment, recognizing our responsibilities to
steward the inherited and created assets of our region, while articulating these values for
the wider audiences we reach. We will make Chico State the distinctive “green”
campus in California and become a national leader in environmental education,
science, and public policy analysis; the building of environmentally responsible
facilities; and practicing sustainability principles.

We will
• Strengthen our institutional reputation and record regarding environmental
stewardship.
• Develop all campus planning within the context of sustainability and encourage
resource conservation and recycling.
• Emphasize the need for all departments and programs to address issues of
sustainability.
• Monitor our diverse sustainability efforts through outcomes-based assessment,
noting successes as well as opportunities for improvement.
• Undertake and maintain an environmental focus in our advancement efforts,
seeking to tell our story about an environmental orientation in our daily campus
life and to enlist partners in our agenda for distinction in these matters.
• Develop a strong endowment devoted to expanding and managing our current
system of preserves, while expanding our capacity to teach, learn, and serve.
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• Expand our research efforts through the work of the Bidwell Environmental
Institute.
• Introduce outside experts and mentors on sustainability to the campus, while
seeking to deliver our own powerful story of environmental engagement.
• Connect with the local community and civic organizations and agencies to
educate and assist in the preservation of natural resources, and help to protect the
quality of life that has drawn people to our community.
• Seek partners throughout the North State who share our values and who are willing
to share their expertise.
• Connect the campus and the ecological reserves to Native American practices and
values.
• Host an annual or biannual conference on sustainability focusing on sustainability
and conservation, business practices, civic engagement, social policy, and the
curriculum.


Does the institution's strategic plan or equivalent guiding document include the social dimensions of sustainability at a high level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the strategic plan or amendment addresses the social dimensions of sustainability:

CSU, Chico Strategic Plan
Strategic Priority #6:

Believing that each generation owes something to those which follow, we will create
environmentally literate citizens, who embrace sustainability as a way of living. We
will be wise stewards of scarce resources and, in seeking to develop the whole person,
be aware that our individual and collective actions have economic, social, and
environmental consequences locally, regionally, and globally.

A hallmark of Chico State is the beautiful and inviting physical environment of our
campus. We will become an environmentally engaged university, seeking to elevate our
collective consciousness about the environment, recognizing our responsibilities to
steward the inherited and created assets of our region, while articulating these values for
the wider audiences we reach. We will make Chico State the distinctive “green”
campus in California and become a national leader in environmental education,
science, and public policy analysis; the building of environmentally responsible
facilities; and practicing sustainability principles.

We will
• Strengthen our institutional reputation and record regarding environmental
stewardship.
• Develop all campus planning within the context of sustainability and encourage
resource conservation and recycling.
• Emphasize the need for all departments and programs to address issues of
sustainability.
• Monitor our diverse sustainability efforts through outcomes-based assessment,
noting successes as well as opportunities for improvement.
• Undertake and maintain an environmental focus in our advancement efforts,
seeking to tell our story about an environmental orientation in our daily campus
life and to enlist partners in our agenda for distinction in these matters.
• Develop a strong endowment devoted to expanding and managing our current
system of preserves, while expanding our capacity to teach, learn, and serve.
16
• Expand our research efforts through the work of the Bidwell Environmental
Institute.
• Introduce outside experts and mentors on sustainability to the campus, while
seeking to deliver our own powerful story of environmental engagement.
• Connect with the local community and civic organizations and agencies to
educate and assist in the preservation of natural resources, and help to protect the
quality of life that has drawn people to our community.
• Seek partners throughout the North State who share our values and who are willing
to share their expertise.
• Connect the campus and the ecological reserves to Native American practices and
values.
• Host an annual or biannual conference on sustainability focusing on sustainability
and conservation, business practices, civic engagement, social policy, and the
curriculum.


Does the institution's strategic plan or equivalent guiding document include the economic dimensions of sustainability at a high level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the strategic plan or amendment addresses the economic dimensions of sustainability:

CSU, Chico Strategic Plan
Strategic Priority #6:

Believing that each generation owes something to those which follow, we will create
environmentally literate citizens, who embrace sustainability as a way of living. We
will be wise stewards of scarce resources and, in seeking to develop the whole person,
be aware that our individual and collective actions have economic, social, and
environmental consequences locally, regionally, and globally.

A hallmark of Chico State is the beautiful and inviting physical environment of our
campus. We will become an environmentally engaged university, seeking to elevate our
collective consciousness about the environment, recognizing our responsibilities to
steward the inherited and created assets of our region, while articulating these values for
the wider audiences we reach. We will make Chico State the distinctive “green”
campus in California and become a national leader in environmental education,
science, and public policy analysis; the building of environmentally responsible
facilities; and practicing sustainability principles.

We will
• Strengthen our institutional reputation and record regarding environmental
stewardship.
• Develop all campus planning within the context of sustainability and encourage
resource conservation and recycling.
• Emphasize the need for all departments and programs to address issues of
sustainability.
• Monitor our diverse sustainability efforts through outcomes-based assessment,
noting successes as well as opportunities for improvement.
• Undertake and maintain an environmental focus in our advancement efforts,
seeking to tell our story about an environmental orientation in our daily campus
life and to enlist partners in our agenda for distinction in these matters.
• Develop a strong endowment devoted to expanding and managing our current
system of preserves, while expanding our capacity to teach, learn, and serve.
16
• Expand our research efforts through the work of the Bidwell Environmental
Institute.
• Introduce outside experts and mentors on sustainability to the campus, while
seeking to deliver our own powerful story of environmental engagement.
• Connect with the local community and civic organizations and agencies to
educate and assist in the preservation of natural resources, and help to protect the
quality of life that has drawn people to our community.
• Seek partners throughout the North State who share our values and who are willing
to share their expertise.
• Connect the campus and the ecological reserves to Native American practices and
values.
• Host an annual or biannual conference on sustainability focusing on sustainability
and conservation, business practices, civic engagement, social policy, and the
curriculum.


The website URL where information about the strategic plan is available:

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